By TMoM Team Member Brooke Coley
We all know that April showers bring May flowers. But, not to worry! There are plenty indoor activities around the Triad to keep your kids busy. We are so lucky because if you venture 20 minutes down the road, you discover a new city. We hope this list of activities will inspire your rainy day adventures.
Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum
Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum is known to be the happiest place in High Point! Their grand opening was April 30, 2022. There is so much thought put into every detail of this museum. They offer two floors of hands on exhibits and an outdoor adventure zone that includes a double decker carousel. There is a wonderful café near the entrance that you can enjoy before you make your way upstairs. My boys had a blast driving the firetruck and experimenting in the water room. We cannot wait to visit this special spot again soon!
This museum offers many exhibits, an environmental park, and a planetarium. The Mountains to Sea exhibit was our favorite area in the museum. This exhibit invites kids to explore geological and biological diversity of North Carolina from the mountains to the piedmont to the coastal plain. My boys loved pretending to fish in the simulated stream. In the Healthworks exhibit you can play the Body Game and listen to body sounds in Tot Spot. My boys loved becoming scientists for the day and and left with a wealth of knowledge!
Forsyth County Central Library
The Forsyth County Central Library was the most engaging library we have ever been to! They offer unique reading nooks for the children to cozy up with a new book. There are several computers with educational games that your child can explore. The librarian offered to help us find books my son was interested in and gave him a coloring sheet to enjoy after reading time. My youngest enjoyed playing at the Sensory Wall while his brother colored. Moji is a delicious coffee shop located at the entrance of the library. We stopped by on our way out for a coffee for mama and treat for the littles.
Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum
Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences, outdoor exploration, and STEM experiences for children to enjoy. There are more than 20 exhibits in this museum! We always visit the Emergency Vehicles exhibit first. My son loves to sit in the firetruck, police car, ambulance, and pretend he is a first responder :). The Grocery Store exhibit is also a ton of fun! Your kids can practice shopping for healthy foods and checking out at the cash register.
Safari Nation is a Family Entertainment Center that includes a jungle gym, zipline, bumper cars, toddler playground and inflatables. Your kids will definitely want to take a nap after climbing through their jungle gym. We had the best time racing down the slides and finding out how high we could climb! There are arcade games lining the jungle gym that your older children would enjoy. They even have a concession stand for a special treat at the end! They have locations in Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.
So, the next time raindrops appear on your window, just pull up this list and add a little sunshine to your kids day!
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