This past weekend we took Atlas to visit The Woodland's Children's Museum which is just north of Houston in The Woodlands, TX. We have been looking for some fun indoor activities since summer arrived for those days when we just can't make it to the pool. We had never been to The Woodlands Children's Museum and based on our recent experience it is a must do with toddlers! I was very impressed with the different learning and creativity exhibits they had set up for kids and Atlas had such a good time. We went on a Saturday when they had a particular event going on which was LEGO Time. They had a Lego station set up for the kids to build their own Lego's with an instructor or a 'Master Builder' to help them out! So fun! The Museum had described this activity as an opportunity to develop their skills in engineering and technology as well as language and literacy by working on this theme based challenge. I love how the museum makes an effort to turn everything into a learning experience for the kids, as I think this is so important. I am trying to incorporate more learning activities into Atlas's everyday and The Woodland's Children's Museum was the perfect place to take him for a summer activity. They have a special theme or activity planned for just about every day of the week and you can find the calendar here.
Some of our favorite exhibits included the train station, the soft building blocks, the fishing station, and the puppet show area. We honestly had to drag Atlas away from the train station to check out the rest of the museum because he just would leave it be! When leaving the museum we ended up bribing him with a small train set of his own in order to get him to leave. Probably not very good parenting skills there, but we do what we have to do right! We choose to pick our battles with Atlas and avoiding a fit at the museum for a small train station that I don't mind him having anyways was our way to handle it that day. We ended up picking up a smaller version of this dinosaur train set at Toys R' Us on the way home which Atlas has been playing with ever since.
To visit The Woodland's Children's Museum it is only $6.00 a person and children 1 and under are free. It is at least a two hour activity for your kiddos if not longer, Atlas could have stayed there a full half day easy! You can also host birthday parties here which I think is a really great idea for Atlas maybe on his 4th birthday next year! Oh no, get that out of my head, I don't want to even think about him turning four!
I have to mention that one of my favorite things about being a mom is being able to enjoy these special moments with my son. I love seeing him get excited about visiting new places, meeting new people and being creative. One of my favorite parts of the museum was the theater area where kids can dress up in their favorite costume and put on a mini puppet show. Atlas and daddy put on a puppet show for me to watch and it was so funny! Atlas really got into his characters and I just had a ball watching him. I loved the bright atmosphere the museum put together for the kids and our photos below really only demonstrate about half of the museum. There is a lot more to see than what we actually got photos of. P.S. I wanted so badly to go into the mini house which you will see below, but Atlas was too distracted with trains and other boy stuff to let me go inside. #boymomproblems! Haha, Maybe when we have a girl I will get to check it out!
I made my first YouTube video of our trip to The Woodland's Children's Museum which I am a little nervous to show because it is my first video and I'm still learning how to use video editing features! Here it is below for you to see a little bit more of the museum and I hope you like it. It is short and sweet, and I plan on making more videos of our favorite things to do with toddlers in Texas to share on my YouTube page if you want to subscribe! Thanks for reading everyone and have a great day.
Until our next adventure,
A Titan's Mother