Like universities, children’s museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today’s Groupon to the Dreams of Trains, Toys, and Donkeys holiday-themed weekend at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum December 9-10. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get tickets for two (up to a $12 value).
- For $11, you get tickets for four (up to a $24 value).
- For $16, you get tickets for six (up to a $36 value).<p>
Sunday admission is $2 for New Mexico residents with ID and $5 for nonresidents. Admission is free for children aged 12 months and younger.
Amid a bevy of interactive displays including a giant outdoor sandbox, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum rolls out three distinct events during its holiday-themed weekend for children and their parental units. In the nature center-turned-switchyard, hands-on exhibits recount how trains make their epic, coast-to-coast journeys. Visitors get a chance to construct scenic backdrops, such as the countryside or a grocery-store produce aisle, to serve as a setting for a small electric train’s travels.
A toy fundraiser the weekend of December 9 and 10 invites participants to drop off their gently used play items before Saturday’s sale; that afternoon a concert entitled The Donkey’s Dream transfixes kids, parents, and pack animals seeking material for their cover bands.
Old Santa Fe Trail
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505Get Directions