Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Additions to Children's Museum of Phoenix

I've been really impressed with the Children's Museum of Phoenix.   It's only been open about 9 months and it's constantly changing improving.

One of the newest additions is this system of tubes with pressurized air (i.e. big fan blowing air.)  The kids get to put colorful scarves or balls in the tubes, watch it twist and turn and then come out.  Not only is it wildly entertaining for the children, but adults stand in amazement, too.  It's really fun to watch.

The other addition we found was this eagle at the end of the noodle forest.  The eagle's wings are an operating fan.  It's perched on a saguaro cactus.  Up the center of the cactus is a conveyor with velcro spots to which children can attach bean bags in the form of tarantulas and lizards.  The child has to turn the crank for the conveyor to move.  Hit just right the critters soar up to 15 feet.  Quite hysterical if you ask me.

In other news, Hubby wrote a post on "How to Get the Most out of Time with your Kids" from a weekend escapade with Mr. Intensity on their first Light Rail ride.

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