Thursday, September 24, 2009
Love the canal museum! Love homeschool days!
Here's a little secret. On the top floor of the Crayola factory is the canal museum. Why is this a secret you ask? I don't know. we've been to the Crayola factory twice and each time I tell someone how much we LOVE the canal museum I am met with, "we've been there I didn't know about that place.
So in case you didn't know,I'm letting the cat out of the bag. We are not an especially crafty family. Everything my kids paint turns into a body art competition. Paper is cut for the sheer thrill of cutting and not so much for making anything. So while it's fun to do some out of the ordinary coloring at The factory and of course seeing crayons get made is great, the canal museum is our favorite part.
There are boats and an awesome water table where I really want to push all the kids out of the way and make a really wavy stream; sheer will power keeps me from doing this. I let the kids make their own formations and I live vicariously through them.
There are pulley systems and a tain table. Johanna loves dressing the donkey. when the weather warms up we can go on an actaul canal ride with a doneky (this part does costs extra but the museum is included in the price of admission, which during homeschool month was only 6.50)
So while i would recommend the Crayola factory I would HIGHLY recommend spending more upstairs! but don't leave without your free model magic!
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