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Cape Cod Children’s Museum

Emma on the train at the Cape Cod Children's Museum

I love a good children’s museum, and the Cape Cod Children’s Museum made the perfect afternoon outing for my three kids. The warehouse design made it possible for kids to ride on separate exhibits, and it had the perfect combination of education-focused (puzzles, blocks, and games) and imaginary play (including costumes, a store, and a large boat, castle, and train for kids to play on).

Playing with the geoboard
These giant geo boards were a big hit with Johnny and Lily. Does anyone know where to get strong and stretchy rubber bands like these?

There was a fun crafts and coloring page table that all three kids enjoyed:
Lily colors a pumpkin
And I was very pleased to see dress-ups for boys as well as girls!

Johnny the astronaut firemanEmma in princess dress-up clothes

This giant puzzle was probably my favorite exhibit:

Playing with the Cape Cod puzzle
It’s a map of Cape Cod, and you remove the pieces to learn about the different landmarks. Pieces are different shapes and color-coded to make it easy to put the puzzle back together:

puzzle pieces from the Cape Cod puzzle

Have you visited a Children’s Museum lately?

I’m linking this post to Show and Tell at ABC and 123.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

14 thoughts on “Cape Cod Children’s Museum”

  1. My name is Celeste Evans and I am the social media/website coordinator for the Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee, MA.
    I’ve recently come across your blog post and I want to thank you for the kind words you had for our museum.
    Would be alright with you if we might use your post and pictures in our future advertising, specifically, our new website that we will be launching…
    Please e-mail me back at cevans@capecodchildrensmuseum.org. I’m sure, if you were to give us permission, we could send you along some passes to our museum.
    Thank you!

  2. I love Children’s Museums, we have the Hand’s On over in Ann Arbor and it’s a lot of fun. It’s got a strong educational component. The one in Philadelphia seems a little bit more play based and it’s also a lot fun. I really like the Cape Cod puzzle.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Fall Preschool Crafts =-.

  3. I used to love the children’s museum in my old hometown, and we got a membership to the one here as soon as we moved. But, I must admit, the germaphobe in me made me stop going. I just felt like it was always PACKED with kids, many who seemed sick, and the kids were mouthing everything. I guess I’m kind of a children’s museum scrooge! I have heard about another fantastic one nearby though, and should really check it out sometime.
    .-= lynn´s last blog ..Little Scholastic Board Book Review and Give-Away- Zoo and Numbers =-.

  4. I can’t believe we haven’t been to this children’s museum. We usually go to the one in Providence and occasionally to Boston. We always get the reciprocal membership so that we can visit different museums. I’ll have to check it out.
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  5. We have a membership at the local children’s museum, but haven’t played there recently. Now that the weather is cooling off, we have no excuse not to go! Yours looks very fun too!

  6. This geoboard looks awesome. I wish we had time to visit our museum again.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Month in Review and November Goals =-.

  7. I love children’s museums. We have a membership to our local one that has a reciprocal agreement with other children’s museums around the country. That makes it a no-brainer when we’re out of town. With that said, in the last year or so we’ve visited the museum of science & industry in chicago, the adventure museum in Nashville TN, Discovery Place in Charlotte NC and the teeny tiny science center in my home town.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Making a Pub Sign =-.

  8. Elisa | blissfulE

    No, but seeing these pictures makes me wish I had! Looks like SOOOOO much fun!! :)
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..babywearing and a laundry basket =-.

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