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February 13, 2019
One purpose of a museum or gallery is to heighten visual awareness. Whether you’re 4 years old or 94 years old, art begins when you stop and look with wonder at what you’ve seen.
Exposing children to arts and culture is a rather powerful tool that parents and caregivers have at their disposal. In fact, there’s no shortage of research that speak to the benefits of museum visits for children. Museums can provoke the imagination, provide memorable, immersive learning experiences, introduce unknown worlds and subject matter and allow for quality time with family.
If you’re planning a first trip to a museum or looking for new ways to explore one, here are 5 tips for visiting museums with kids:
No matter how you choose to museum, just remember to be realistic with your expectations. Do try to see one gallery but don’t try to see all of them! Usually one gallery and a nibble in the cafeteria is about all a child’s attention span can handle so keep it concise and fun for the win!
P.S. Don’t forget to share and tag #wonderclubexplorers on your next museum visit for a chance to be featured on our social feed.
Photo Credit: @masonlane_art
September 26, 2018
There is plenty of joy to be had while doing the patch activity but don’t forget to instill pride when celebrating the accomplishment of earning a patch. It need not be elaborate, it can be simple as treating your child to an ice cream cone.
August 22, 2018
I grew up in a coastal town so anytime we visit the grandparents we always plan a little beach time. My son was very interested in the Tide Pool Investigator Patch so on our last visit we checked the tide calendar to see when the pools would be at low tide for optimum viewing of the rocky shore.