Do you love the movie Night at the Museum, and the idea of everything coming to life in a museum when the sun sets? Well last Saturday lucky “campers” got to live their own night in the museum, as the galleries were filled with fun and adventure long into the night.
After their tummies were full with pizza graciously donated by PizzaRev, kids and their families got to explore all the museum has to offer at twilight. They got to see a real live tarantula, decorate their own bird house, and even solve a mystery! Movie time was a hit as everyone curled up with snacks to watch the classic Toy Story 3. And just when everyone’s eyes were starting to get heavy, every camper got to pick their own spot in the museum to lay their head. Some laid out under the California Redwoods or in the not-so-hot desert of our California: Full of Life exhibit, while others chose to sleep in our Science Station, with strong dinosaurs standing guard over them.
As the first lights started to creep into the museum the next morning, the giggles of young campers ready to start a new day were heard throughout the gallery. Early risers were able to witness the morning feeding of all our critters, from our gecko to our banana slugs. Then, after some breakfast and quick playtime it was time to say goodbye to the museum, but not to the memories that the night had given them.
We are so glad that everyone who camped with us had such a wonderful time and look forward to planning more Overnight events in the New Year!
The Children’s Museum at La Habra is proud to be a part of the upcoming National Night Out August 4th. Come on out for a lively night throughout La Habra with great activities from our Police and Fire Departments. In addition, admission to the museum is FREE from 6-8 p.m. We hope to see you there!
The Children’s Museum would like to thank everyone who came out to be a part of the first Autism Family Morning last Sunday! Families experienced peaceful playtime in a reserved, quiet museum environment. Kids especially enjoyed the special activities geared just towards them including a paper throw that promotes fine and gross motor skills. They even made colorful sensory jars to take home!
We’d especially like to thank the wonderful resources who made themselves available to all the families: The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders, Cherish Care Staffing and Caregiving Service, and Economou Law Group, Inc. We are grateful for your contribution to making the Autism Family Day a success.
Look forward to more Autism Family Mornings in the future as the Children’s Museum continues to reach out to the community. Contact us if you wish to be put onto our information list!
The first Autism Family Morning at the Children’s Museum at La Habra is only five days away! Children on the Autism spectrum and their families are invited to our comfortable and stress-free museum environment, and will get to participate in special activities including making sensory jars to take home. Reservations are required, call now to take part in this exclusive event.
On Sunday, July 19th the Children’s Museum at La Habra is excited to open their doors for the first ever Autism Family Morning! From the hours of 10am to 12pm, the museum will be reserved exclusively for children on the Autism spectrum and their families: a safe, comfortable environment where they can explore the museum at their own pace. Special activities and resources are included with admission. Reservations are required, please call (562) 383-4236 by July 15th.