A couple of weeks ago my daughter’s 1st and 2nd grade class went on a field trip to Explora!, the children’s museum in town.
This is the only children’s museum I have visited (though my girls have gone to ones in other cities in the summer when we travel), so I do not have much to which to compare it, but from what I can see, it is a pretty good museum.
There are lots of exhibits on different topics like water, electricity, etc. There are areas specifically designed for certain age groups, even babies. It is clean, and the staff is extremely friendly and patient (more so than I would be if dealing with unruly kids all day every day), and it is just downright fun.
Since it was a field trip, our agenda was a bit different than just an ordinary visit, but it was really a lot of fun. We spent an hour in a class (about magnets–a whole hour of experimenting with magnets!) and an hour in the rest of the museum. An hour is not really long enough to cover the rest of the museum (But it is long enough for Chicklet to disappear for 15 minutes. I never even found her; someone else did.), but we still had a nice time.