Childhood is the time to learn important lessons, such as why the sky is blue, how colors work, or which stop signs are safe to lick. Discover the secrets of the world with this Groupon.
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- $14 for museum admission for four (up to a $24 value)
- $19 for museum admission for six (up to a $36 value)
The museum's two floors host a wealth of science and creativity-based exhibits, including new installations of a floor piano and musical instruments made from recycled materials as well as a life-size Operation board game and a boat display where kids can practice fishing. The museum is geared toward children aged 7 and younger, though older guests still enjoy many of the interactive activities.
KidsWork Children's Museum
Across two floors and 6,700 square feet, KidsWork Children's Museum's prompts hands-on play with scores of new exhibits. A table-top interactive computer, or SMART table, stimulates kids' brains with interactive puzzles and games. A weekly music class on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. invite kids to make some noise with instruments made from recycled materials. Interlocking wooden builder boards encourage open-ended play; there's also a floor piano, an interactive ATM, and story time at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The museum welcomes field-trip groups and birthday parties to explore its innards as well as special-needs families, members, and walk-in visitors.
While large groups are welcome, each child is celebrated through hands-on play. Just look at the gigantic, three-dimensional Pinscreen exhibit, a jumbo version of the classic toy that uses sliding pins to create a 3-D impression of whatever you press into them—in this case, your entire body. Along with the Lincoln-Way North Key Club, the Frankfort Fire Department helped construct the three walls by painstakingly inserting nearly 200,000 pins by hand. Their effort resulted in one of the museum's most popular interactive displays. More than that, it reflects the sense of community, curiosity, and creativity that the museum strives to engender in its patrons.