I got the invite to the Please Touch Museum’s NYE (12:00 p.m.) kiddie countdown and instantly I got a headache. I was not brave enough to go but Bridgette was. Not only did she have a good time but she would go again and she said it actually really helped her son understand what New Year’s Eve is…..
As a family, crowds tend to make all of us cranky. We prefer to check out events, restaurants, etc on slow days. With that said, when we were asked to join friends at The Please Touch Museum for the NYE Countdown – I oddly jumped at the chance to go! Something about playing, dancing and screaming under mini confetti filled canons all before noon just seemed too good to pass up.
We arrived at the museum around 10:30am (no major line at that point) – so go early! Once inside, we made our way through the River Adventures down to the Wonderland area – which was definitely crowded and a bit chaotic. After some time winding though mazes and looking in funny mirrors, we headed towards the City Capers section to work in the construction zone (and believe me, we put in over time). As we strolled by the Centennial Exploration area, we stopped for a photo op with Max (Where the Wild Things Are) and then the adorable Madeline (hanging out with the Literacy Coordinator for the PTM is a major bonus- merci beaucoup, Heather)!
We headed back upstairs for a brief stop in the Flight Fantasy room for some rocket launching and then one quick ride on the carousel before joining the actual countdown. The ball drop was a blast… dancing, joke telling & confetti! The kids loved it!
As we made our way through the packs of families (and there were loads of them by that time) towards the exit, I noticed that everyone was just a bit happier than a normal crowded day at the museum. Maybe it was the NYE magic in the air… or perhaps we all knew the kids were essentially ready for bed! Either way, it was fun for the kiddos and we’d most likely do it again. visit website>
Review by: Bridgette Valenzano Fuscia for HipsterHenry.com