Saturday, March 7, 2020

Let You Imagination Run Wild at the Children's Museum, Carson City

813 N Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701

With its population of only 55,500 people, Carson City managed to create a special, hands-on, play-based museum for children.  Geared toward younger children, you will find many exhibits where kids can let their imaginations go wild through play.

There are many well-thought-out exhibits that are nicely made and my kids can spend a lot of time role-playing.  At the hospital exhibit, they can treat their patients, learn how to take care of a baby and develop their bedside manner.  At the supermarket, they learn how to budget their money and love to prepare gourmet meals for mommy.  When they need an outlet for extra energy, they will climb up the indoor structures, crawl around the tunnels, and slide down countless times with joy.  

The children's museum also has a lower level where children can engage in STEM activities and art.  Please call in before your visit to check for availability.      

I love that the children's museum has story time and hosts special events throughout the year.  Me and my kids love attending their annual Chinese New Year Celebration, where you will find activities such as calligraphy and origami, and have a chance to watch Chinese cultural dances.  The date for Chinese New Year changes each year and falls between January 21-February and is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar.

Imagination development and creative play is really big with my family as it is part of what me and my husband think is integral in a well rounded upbringing.  For this reason, The Children's Museum of Nevada is a really big hit with us.  

-visit website for general admission rates
-Story time: Wednesdays 10AM & Saturdays 10AM (Please visit their website for their current schedule)
-Snacks for sale at check-in
-Toddler section available (alphabet toys, books, play table)
-Educational displays with facts
-Art room open Saturdays & Sundays 1-3PM 
-Museum Store
-Birthday Parties 
-Yearly membership available
-Volunteer opportunities available 
-Closed on major holidays
-moving rock climbing wall
-special field trip rates
-Reno Taiko Japanese drummers performed during Chinese New Year. Click HERE to follow them and find out about their next performances
-elevator access for strollers/wheelchairs available. Check in with front first to ask for assistance/access

Rates as of 3/2021
Please check website for current rates

Japanese New Year Tradition

Categorized under "Museums and Birthday/Event Venues"

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