The Akron Children’s Museum is a great place. I love spots that give my kiddos a chance to play, pretend, explore, discover and learn (Plus, the fact that they’re not making a mess of our house helps).
As an advocate for STEM learning, I am especially drawn to the activities that relate to engineering. So, in this post, I’ll share about those activities at the Akron Children’s Museum. They also have a lot of other fun things that involve pretending, climbing, playing and having a blast. I recommend checking it out if you’re in the area!
This area reminds me of Rube Goldberg Machines. Tons of wooden & PVC tubes, half tubes & blocks ready to be built with. Then, when it’s all ready – there are wooden balls to roll down them. My kids love this spot!
Giant Lego-style blocks to build with. Need I say more? Seriously – every time I’m there, kids are in the middle of building giant walls, structures and houses out of these blocks. During today’s visit, a group of kids had built steps out of the blocks in order to put blocks on the top of their wall they couldn’t reach. Problem-solving *and* building!!
The Derby Downs Area
Sponsored by one of Akron’s proudest traditions – the All-American Soap Box Derby – this is a really cool area for kiddos. Legos & Lego Wheels are on hand for kids to build cars and then race them down the track.
Seriously? How rad is this!? Grab some wood blocks, build a structure and see how high you have to turn up the shake table to knock it down. So awesome.