More and more research points to children needing early experiences with science and math to be successful in school and life. By purchasing a Pacific Science Center membership you can guarantee that your wee ones get early exposure just by taking them to the museum. The Science Center has a great toddler area with a staffed entrance and a watery moat (well not really a moat-more like a water toy area that helps contain the toddler play.) There are things to climb and explore, like a wooden helicopter and car that make sounds and light up and a giant plastic treehouse with a slide small enough for timid climbers. You can also take your toddlers through the main area in their stroller to see the ‘naked mole rats’ and giant animated dinosaurs. They may also enjoy the butterfly exhibit and the toddler planetarium show.
If you are still wondering if a membership is worth it for your family, it has amazing reciprocal agreements with over 200 museums worldwide. If you plan on visiting OMSI in Portland,OR or Science World in Vancouver, BC, your membership will get you free admission and a morning or afternoon of fabulous toddler entertainment. And by supporting our local science museum, you ensure that kids in our area get the opportunity to access some great out-of-school education. The trump card for you if you’re a Harry Potter fan: an amazing Harry Potter exhibit is opening next week and members get a special free preview.
Terumi’s tip: I wish I knew about the toddler area here when my guys were smaller-I would say even 9 months plus. If you get there at opening you usually have free reign. And, you don’t need a membership for children under 3 so if you just buy a membership for the primary caregiver it will only cost you 50 dollars. I think the best value though is the silver membership because it can cover your nanny or grandparents too.
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