Like their adult-oriented counterparts, children's museums promote cultural enrichment while preparing the mind for naptime. Enhance your taste and relax your brain with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a four-pack of tickets to the Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum, in Albion (a $16 value).
With 30 exhibits, Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum is chock-full of engaging activities to fertilize eager young minds from Tuesday to Saturday. Designed for children 10 months to 10 years of age, its 12,000 square feet of largely open space allows adults to supervise their charges as they wander freely from exhibit to exhibit. Pragmatic toddlers will gravitate toward the junior-sized supermarket, with a working cash register, piles of groceries, and realistically malfunctioning shopping carts. Miniature aesthetes, meanwhile, can flourish in the mess-friendly art room, the fully equipped drama stage, or the music room packed with age-appropriate instruments. The Big Muscle Zone and the health area teach important aspects of self-care, while the World Village and Small Paris expose children to different cultures of the world without giving them jet lag.
A parent or guardian must accompany every child and inner child in attendance. Free parking is available behind the museum.
Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum
With more than 30 interactive exhibits and activities, Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum provides a safe environment for youngsters to exercise their imaginations and bodies. A veritable microcosm of the world lives between the museum's walls. For instance, a grocery exhibit stocked with produce and frozen goods allows children to fill up their carts, run the checkout lane, and refuse expired coupons. An 8'x16' climbing wall challenges youth to literally reach for new heights of achievement, and an art room equipped with an accessible easel and large-handled paintbrushes invites them to figuratively jump for the sky. As a further enticement to the arts, a drama area encourages wee ones to create puppet shows and dress up in costumes.
Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum coordinates with area schools to incorporate and add to the themes from the local education curriculum, helping to reinforce the most important lessons kids are learning. Like NASA's recruitment department, this nonprofit's focus is on children aged 10 months to 10 years.