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 Children's Museum in Easton. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get admission for four (a $30 value).
- For $21, you get admission for six (a $45 value).
Infants younger than one year old get free admission.
In 1986, four mothers of young children transformed an old firehouse into The Children's Museum in Easton, packing the historic three-story building with numerous ever-shifting programs and exhibits aimed at kids aged 1–8. In the Wild Place outdoor learning center, kids clamber over Rising the elephant and play concierge at the Butterfly Hotel, and the Prehistoric Pathway offers the opportunity to dress up as a dinosaur and compare shoe sizes with eons-old fossil footprints. The museum hosts regular events free with admission, like Tuesdays' animal encounters starting September 20, and musical expeditions on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September 21. Tykes can let loose and put on a show with the Performance Center's costumes and sound effects, and the firehouse's revamped pole and simulated fishing boat encourage children to live out their dream of being a firefighter or lassoing sea-cows.