Sesame Street — they had the iconic 123 Sesame Street steps… without Oscar the Grouch on the side. My husband and I reminisced as we watched old reruns of the show while the boys were playing in the Elmo’s World area.
American Comic Book Heroes — our boys were engaged going through the Super Powers School. There were various relics and trivia about Superman, Batman, The Incredible Hulk and many more.
Berenstein Bears — in Bear Country, we explored Mama Bear’s quilt shop, Papa Bear’s woodworking shop and the boys kept busy working in Farmer Ben’s Farm.
Wegmans Super Kids Market — Kid-sized shopping carts, shelving, and checkout counters meant that our boys were busy grocery shopping. We definitely noticed that our youngest son picked out the meat products first while our eldest son got to the fruits first. Teamwork!
When we went, they had a Lego Travel Adventure exhibit on. We could build with Lego (of course), take a scenic picture of our creation and email it, and there were different stations to race Lego cars.
We managed to do the trip on one tank of gas and the ride was quiet… well except for the kids of course. I was very happy with the automatic climate control – the air conditioning came on when needed quietly and subtly. As always from GM, the owner’s manual was full of information on how to operate and maintain the Encore. Under the hood, the do-it-yourself components were laid out well so that you could easily perform basic maintenance.
The National Museum of Play was definitely worth the drive and I highly recommend it as a to-do with your family. With so much to experience, we spent about 5 hours at the museum and could have stayed longer! On now through September 8, they have the Atari by Design exhibit where you can "enjoy a rare chance to see the creative thinking behind the finished designs of some of the most popular arcade video games."
This is for sure: on vas retourner encore!
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