After the Museum Science show we headed over to the Art Gallery. There are so many great activities for the children to do. We’re not very “arty” people so going to the Art Gallery will raise some eyebrows amongst our family and friends. I can hear them now, “You went WHERE?!” But it was truly a great afternoon and I’ll definitely be taking the boys back again.
First we stopped in at the old gallery to create some snap cards.
At the Modern Art Gallery (aka the new gallery) we spent time in the black light construction room which was really really cool. I’d love a set of these…oh yeah and I’d need the black light too.
Then we toddled off to the next room to colour and create a card caravan (we also had a choice of a castle or house but my boys gravitate towards anything with wheels – I did however collect two castles to bring home with us as we’re studying the middle ages this year).
We even got to create our own totally environmentally friendly pot plant. The tub was made from paper, the mulch was paper shreds and the plant will be completely edible if we manage to grow it.
Then we headed into a vehicle sound hall. Each coloured square that you stood on activated different car sounds. The boys thought this was wonderful. There were also boxes to climb up into. They were lit with different coloured lights, made varying sounds AND vibrated as though you really were in a car. Lots of fun although quite noisy and crazy.
Thankfully just outside the exciting car hallway there were nice soothing white felt figures to play with.
So you see a day at the Art Gallery isn’t just about looking at art on the wall…which is what we thought it was all about. It’s about being participants in the creation process too.
Yes, we’ll definitely visit again soon.