Thursday, August 8, 2013

Visiting the Children's Museum in Saratoga

Finding fun things to do with children is a little more challenging than you'd think.  Fortunately, we've had good weather lately and can't complain about our beautiful summer in Upstate New York.  Colt has been going on several (play) dates lately with his friends from the library and we had a fun outing the other day to Saratoga.

Colt & one of his girlfriends, Ivy, took a trip to The Children's Museum in Saratoga.  An easy drive up I-787, the museum is located at 69 Caroline Street in downtown Saratoga.

The museum is a great place for kids to burn off all that energy!  Divided into two floors, there are tons of exhibits and experiences for little ones.  We got to "go" to Congress Park, "ride" in a boat on a pond, check out being a Pet Vet, jump aboard the Saratoga Trolley and explore Lillian Andrew's Attic.  Colt & Ivy really like pretending to pour tea there!

The upstairs featured a whole city of fun for children.  Colt had a blast pretending to drive the Saratoga Fire Truck!  He also loved banging on the keyboard at the Adirondack Trust Bank.  He & Ivy also took their mom's on a double date to the Happy's Diner where they had more fun throwing plastic food than pretending to eat it.

Check the museum's website for hours, they change over the seasons.  Admission is $6 for everyone over the age of one, but you won't get your money's worth unless your little one can walk.  There were a few things Colt & Ivy were too small for, but they could manage most of it.  Also, the museum workers recommend going during the school year so it's less crowded.  If you're lucky enough to get your hands on them, the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library has passes to the museum for free admission, but they're first come first serve.  

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