We love the Melbourne Museum.We have a membership, thanks to my wonderful aunts.
We hadn’t been for a while, but went this afternoon and I was reminded just how incredibly, wonderfully, simply accessible it is for BC and his walker.
There are so many open spaces and wide paths that even though it was busy (silly me for forgetting that all the government primary schools had a curriculum day today!) , it was still really easy for BC to get around.
There are lots of displays just at his height, so there are things he can look at, buttons he can press and exhibits he can explore without needing my help. He especially loved the dinosaur walk, the giant squid and the forest trail.
I can’t remember the last time I saw him so happy!
Little Bean was also more engaged in the exhibits than he has been before. He particularly liked pressing the buttons in the ‘Bugs Alive’ section and looking at the giant hairy tarantulas (yeek!).
AND they both really enjoyed playing with the quoits, hoops and stilts in the outdoor play area of the Children’s Museum – but it was a bit too icy cold out there for me!!
Only downside was that one of the lifts wasn’t working which meant access to the second floor was only available via a long ramp OR the lift at one end of the building (so there was a bit of backtracking). Here’s hoping that they get their other lift in order soon so we can give them their full 5 stars for accessibility .
And silly me, yet again forgot my camera.
Promise to take it when next we go. Which I am sure will be very soon. We hadn’t even reached the car to leave before BC was asking ‘When are we coming back?’.