Arizona Museum for Youth

We went to a couple of places this afternoon. First we stopped by the Mesa Arts Center to take a look around the Mesa Contemporary Arts space. After that quick stop we made our way over to the Arizona Museum for Youth where we spent over three hours looking around, playing, and of course making art!
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Before entering the galleries at the Mesa Contemporary Arts space I had a talk with my kids about what we can and can’t do at a place like this. Mostly it was a bunch of can’ts with one can- you can look. haha
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They did really well and obeyed me perfectly and I was quite proud. I was impressed by their questions and interest in galleries and exhibits I thought they’d maybe not appreciate.
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There’s a small courtyard just outside that the kids wanted to see. There were a lot of stairs and a fountain. If it hadn’t been so blazing hot we would’ve spent more time out there but ten minutes was more than enough.
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It really was a short trip and then we were headed back to the car to drive a couple of streets over to the Arizona Museum for Youth.
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Sierra and Payson were being silly on the walk back to the car.
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The Arizona Museum for Youth was a hit from the moment we walked in the door.
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I knew there would be little craft stations where the kids could make stuff but I didn’t realize how many… there were a lot!
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The exhibit going on right now is called Extreme Pets which is perfect for my animal lovers 🙂
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This thing was basically a giant Lite-Brite and a major hit with my little two kids. Ember spent a good twenty minutes there at least.
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“I’m making a ‘P’ for Payson!”
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After over two hours I finally managed to drag all the kids away to the other area in the museum… it was kind of like an art themed play place, my kids were pretty darn excited! I didn’t take many pictures because I was busy playing with them!
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We had a blast and I left wishing I’d purchased the year membership! Oh well.
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The kids got home and while I cooked and cleaned they played with their museum goody bags from the gift shop.
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