Playscape Preview

Last night, Lucas, Isaac and I spent the evening at a special preview of the new Playscape at The Children’s Museum that opens Saturday, Aug. 31st.

I’ll be honest: I used to feel like the old Playscape was in a cave. No windows and no natural light. Great things to play with but in small, cramped spaces. While my kids liked playing there, I really didn’t like spending time in that part of the museum at all.

Until now. You guys, this new Playscape? It’s amazing.

Don’t worry. There’s still water.The Creek at Playscape

There’s still sand.The Sandbox at Playscape

But there’s SO! MUCH! MORE! including two full walls of windows. There are large, open play spaces. There are BALLS.Balls at Playscape

Okay, so not just a bunch of balls, but this: the Reaction Contraption.Reaction Contraption at Playscape

Lucas has always loved the tracks and ramps in ScienceWorks, but it’s just too big and hard for him to maneuver. Well now he has one built just for him.Reaction Contraption at Playscape

And when he’s done working with the ball tracks, he can move over to building towers with blocks. Just a bit of inspiration in the middle.Block Tower at Playscape

Tired of sitting still while building a tower? Then move those legs on over to The Pond and climb to the top to get in the boat.The Pond at Playscape

There’s also an art area with inspiration from nature all around, an amazing music room with tons of instruments to play and the Whirly Twirly Tower. And there’s also Babyscape within Playscape – which is far from a place for just babies. It’s designed for infants and toddlers and Lucas had a blast in that area too. Isaac is just a bit too young, but man, he’s going to LOVE IT come this fall and winter, when I’m sure we’ll be spending a TON of time there. Me & Isaac

One more thing: there’s a Mother’s Room, built for moms and kiddos only. There are three separate, private spaces for moms to feed their babies or rock to sleep with a tv and a basket full of books for that older child who is with you. Ahem, exactly a space for me, Isaac and Lucas.Mother's Room at Playscape

We spent two hours in Playscape and Lucas was NOT happy when it was time to leave. There is so much to do, and since there are so many windows and natural light, you don’t feel trapped so you can stay with your 5 and under kiddos for a LONG time.

You want to go, don’t you? Well, lucky for you, because The Children’s Museum gave me two museum admissions to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment about what you are most looking forward to seeing in the new Playscape!

Want to increase your chances of winning? You can earn up to 2 more entries by:

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Details: The contest is open through Wednesday, September 4th. The winner will be chosen and contacted via email on Thursday, September 5th (so please make sure your email address is included in at least one of your comments below so I can reach you). The winner will have 24 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen. No exceptions.

Want another chance to win 2 admissions? Visit Meet the Fagans (till midnight 9/9).

Thanks to The Children’s Museum for hosting me and the boys for a great preview of the new Playscape. We can’t wait to go back to play more!

24 thoughts on “Playscape Preview

  1. Alina H

    My 3 year old son loves water so I’m looking forward to the new water activity area (the creek?). Also, he loves the tracks and ramps too but this will definitely be easier for him and I won’t have to help as much.

  2. chrisgharmon

    Wow! That looks amazing! I am sure Delaney is going to love that when she’s able to walk around (or even crawl around)! 😉
    So glad there are windows now – I couldn’t agree more about the feeling of the old space.

  3. Andrea Dill

    Lincoln just turned 1 a month ago and I am dying to take him to the new Playscape! He has never been to The Children’s Museum before and I think he will absolutely love it….especially the water 🙂 I remember going to Playscape as a child and can’t wait to take my baby for the first time!

  4. Katie G.

    Wow, what an upgrade! I’m looking forward to it all. With our tiny apartment, A is delighted to visit any new space with stuff to figure out and big kids to watch! Eek, I hope we win tickets!

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  6. Jeanine Bobenmoyer, Chief Mom Officer of theCityMoms

    We attempted to visit the Playscape Friday and well, so did all of the Children’s Museum member base. Sadly our membership ended on Saturday so we’d definitely love to win a new one. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear our CityMoms member feedback on tomorrow’s group event to see it for themselves! Your post is a fabulous heads up of what to expect.

  7. Joanna

    My 2.5 yo is going to FLIP over the whole place. He’s the perfect target age for all of this- I can’t wait to take him!

  8. Danielle

    Can’t wait to take Noah. I am looking forward to seeing his excitement. I love watching the world through his eyes!

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