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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art Sparks at the Speed Art Museum by Stephanie

This past weekend, we went to the Speed Art Museum to visit the Art Sparks exhibit. We used the family pass that the kids earned through the library summer reading program so we only had to pay for parking ($3 for the 2 hrs we were there).

You enter the main museum and have to walk through the museum to get to the elevator to go down to the Art Sparks exhibit. So, if you have rambunctious kids like I do, you might want to keep them contained in a stroller so they don't try to climb on a statue or something!! 
In the Art Sparks exhibit, the kids can interact with many things.  They can create colorful shadows with an overhead projector, build huge towers of blocks, play in an old time kitchen or pretend to be on a ship, make rubbings and more.  They even have a separate room for painting, drawing and stamping. All of the colors are washable and they have aprons for the kids.  There is a small room designed for the really young ones as well.  My kids loved the dark room that had hoola hoops and ribbons. As the dance, a funky projector put them up on the screen in all different colors and patterns.

This exhibit is small but enough to entertain your little ones on a rainy or hot day so you should definitely add it to your list of things to do!

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