“Look, Mommy!” – Building Vision and Making Memories at Museums

Museum visits can be an immense and rewarding experience for kids. Not only can they be memorable for both kids and parents, they provoke imagination, introduce unknown worlds and subject matters and offer unique environments for quality time with family.

Taking children to museums can open their eyes to new and different ideas that are relevant to their lives. Exposure to these ideas can help develop higher critical and creative thinking skills, which are integral to future successes. Introducing children to museums can open up a world of imagination and exploration, presenting opportunities to share ideas, personal opinions, and discovering the world through an artist’s eyes.

Museums offer an excellent opportunity to explore new things in a rich and educational environment and allow children to take ownership of their own learning through hands-on play and interactive exhibits. This unique exposure provides the foundation for creativity, critical thinking, and connection to the world around them.

So, put on your comfortable walking shoes, do some research about which museum would be best to start with, and head out with your little ones. Grab a museum map and discover the riches awaiting you together – you don’t have to be an expert on art or history or science before you go explore, learn together and show your children that learning is a life-long pursuit.

Our favorite museums in Gilbert and Mesa:

  1. i.d.e.a Museum

  2. Arizona Museum of Natural History

  3. Mesa Arts Center

  4. Gilbert Historical Museum

  5. The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

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