Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Minnesota History is COOL!

I recently visited the Minnesota History Center with Kelly (from our office) and her three delightful children ranging from 10 to 3 years. I hadn't been to the center in many years and didn't remember the level of hands on activities there are for everyone but especially for the children. Most of the exhibit areas have plenty to do with great activities to learn more about the topic, well versed staff and often a short video or two.
I'm not sure most people know that younger children - even 3 year olds - will get a lot out of their visit. There are many manipulative activities that engage younger ones. Several exhibits have role playing options. Families can be miners, pretend to serve ice cream from a old soda fountain, learn about ration books, manipulate wind, try their hands at a telegraph message, sit inside a WWII airplane and so much more.  Early readers can handle most of the posted information and signs. It's a perfect opportunity to talk about the past, recall your own history and share knowledge about events with children.
To learn more about the History Center visit You'll love the adventure. After your visit we'd love to hear about your experience!

Engaging Staff
Ice Cream Anyone?

Hop Scotch Fun
Crawling in Grainland

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