Recently we ventured out on a road trip to visit my husband’s family in Ohio and introduce them to our newest addition, our baby boy Zavier. We made a planned stop for the night in Terre Haute, Indiana and surprised Elia with a fun evening at the Children’s Museum. After riding in the car for 7 hours Elia was more than ready to run off some energy and we were happy to oblige.
The museum was conveniently located across the street from our hotel so it was nice to not have to strap the kids back in the carseats after we checked in. Elia was instantly drawn to the bright colors and the giant musical instruments located just inside the museum. The museum has a toddler zone, which she enjoyed, and even though she’s just 21 months old she was just as happy navigating the bigger kid exhibits. She was so excited to be able to push buttons, bounce balls, play with water and explore–and all without limitations. There were so many fun things to do that I’m confident that every child (and parents who are kids at heart) will find something that will spark their interest.
Our visit to the museum served its purpose: Elia had a great time, she was able to play and explore, and she was exhausted and went to bed early. Success!
Since pictures speak volumes, I’ve included some of our favorites. I wish I would have captured her excitement as she ran from exhibit to exhibit!
Here she is making beautiful music with her Daddy.
Exploring the Toddler Room. So many fun things to play with and on!
Inside a giant bubble with Daddy! Wow!
Farmer Elia workin’ the land.
She may not have been able to see where she was shooting but it only took a minute for her to figure out how to launch the balls into the flowers. She jotted down some notes so that her Grandpa can build these for the treehouse (hint, hint).
Awe! My future DIYer! You go girl!
This was one of her favorites. It is a sound effect machine and she kept going back to it over and over again.
A children’s museum just wouldn’t be complete without a display of creepy crawlies. I conveniently missed out on this exhibit (ick) to feed the baby.
If you ever find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun family-friendly way to spend a few hours check out the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. We’re so glad we did!