Escape the Cold at the McKenna Children’s Museum

McKenna Children's Museum

When you’re a kid, getting out of school for Christmas is one of the best parts of December. But once you become a parent, you start to realize why some parents count down the days until school is back in session. This year, you can keep your kids entertained, let out some of their natural curiosity and energy, and keep their minds sharp by visiting the Mckenna Children’s Museum located in nearby New Braunfels, Texas.

About McKenna Children’s Museum

It is almost misleading to call this learning center a “museum.” Rather than halls lined with ancient artifacts and abstract paintings, the McKenna Children’s Museum is teaming with hands-on activities and experiences. Children will explore an environment where all of their senses, creativity, and desire to explore will be stimulated. The museum promises that you’ll be very unlikely to hear the phrase, “I’m bored” while you’re there. And with 11 different exhibits currently open, it will be hard for parents to get bored, too.

The Mckenna Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sundays it is closed. Additionally, the museum will be closed on major holidays like Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, and Easter.

Admission is reasonably priced at $7.50 per person ages 1 and up. Please make sure that all children are accompanied by an adult over 16 for everyone’s safety.

Interactive Exhibits

There are so many exhibits to explore that it’s impossible to get bored at the McKenna Children’s Museum. If your kids love camping, make sure to visit the Hill Country Campgrounds You’ll enjoy a recreation of a starry Texas night complete with tents, bridges, a kayak, and a simulated campfire. There are also fun batwing costumes that your kids can try on.

For inquisitive minds, little compares to the Amazing Airways exhibit. Here, kids feed balls and scarves into a giant network of pneumatic tubes and watch them wiz around twists and turns. It’s entertaining to watch for any age, and kids may just learn something about air pressure and wind resistance along the way.

Pavlock’s Café

While you’re welcome to step out for lunch – admission is good for all day – there is also a café located on-site. At Pavlock’s Café, you’ll find a mixture of food that will suit both adult tastes and those of picky kids. The café is also available for field trips and birthday parties to make mealtime easier.

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