On our drive from Tennessee to Iowa, we decided to break up the trip by doing something fun in St. Louis, about 8 hours into our drive. Jen found out about this place called the City Museum.
This was one of our favorite areas. Imagine the perfect skate park, only you slide around on your rear end. This area was big and open, with few secret tunnels so it was easier to supervise the kids. Our toddler and the tweens who were visiting with us all loved this part. The grown ups could slide too, but we could also sit and watch. Between the climbing, sliding, yelling, and the heat.... I was exhausted!
This was the first climbing structure that I was forced to go through. I thought I was going down a slide and ended up in THIS thing. I was NOT happy about it!
This place was full of crazy interesting, visually stimulating places to explore. They didn't try to preach to the kids about what scientific properties make this stuff possible. It was all about exploring and experiencing. That was cool, until you got stuck in some wire tube twisting up four stories!
The giant ball pit was another favorite.
It was full of kick ball sized soft balls and even adults could dive in!
Lydia loved it and so did I!
More climbing over obstacles, including water features. At this point I noticed that the ticket strapped to my rist was also a sign of informed consent, stating that I would not hold the museum responsible for any injury or damage. Nothing was regulated, so injury seemed imminent. I suppose that was part of the fun and I didn't see anyone get hurt, but it made me nervous.
For my OTHER POST on all the visual stimulation, strange textures, and all around funky stuff at the City Museum in St. Louis, CLICK HERE.