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Westchester Children’s Museum Turns 1

Written by Amy Rios Crochet Artist/SAHM

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It’s not to often that Spencer and I get to spend the day with Daddy.  We had such a fun time at Westchester Children’s Museum 1st Birthday Party.  They had all sorts of wonderful tables set up in the back space.  There was an area for balloon cars, ConEd had a table with a bicycle that lit up lights, there was an area for creating out of recycled goods, there was a painting table, a building wall, a Rig – a- ma- jig area, a yarn sculpture, a painting with water station and they had live music.  We spent a good hour at least at the Rig-a-ma-jig’s.  We built a little car and then we decided to make a crane.


While we were there, the lady who was overseeing the section and I recognized each other.  She was the woman who had done the Bugs, Bugs, Bugs class over at the library.  Apparently she is a teacher for something called the Outreach Program and she has all sorts of interesting classes.  I am going to try to find out more about this program and when I do I will let you all know about it.  When we were done there Spencer played on the building wall for a good long while.







After that we went into the main museum.  When you first walk in there is whirly seat that sends the kids round and round lopsided so sometimes their heads are down and their feed are up.  Spencer really enjoyed that.






Next is a large set up of tracks and balls, we played there for a long while.

To the right of that area is a reading area.  They had The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child (two of Spencer’s favorite books as of late) so we sat and had a read for a bit.  There is a tot’s play area with foam blocks made to look like a beach and a light house slide structure.

The next room had an air machine for blowing lighter than air objects up to the ceiling.   A magnets center, a building block center and large pipes to build with.  The last room was a deconstruction room and was a little too old for him.  The main museum is nice, but it is on the small side.  I have heard that they are planning on expanding the museum.  In the party area they had a display of a climbing structure they want to build through out the museum.  It is 1 part art piece and 1 part jungle gym.  I have to say I am a little bit jealous its only for kids.  I think when they are all done setting the museum up it will be a wonderful resource for the local community.

We worked up quite the appetite at the museum.  We love going to Kelly’s Sea Level at 413 Midland Ave, Rye NY 10580.  They have the best burgers at a very reasonable price.  If I am in town I am always looking for an excuse to go there.



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