As part of our Christmas activities we headed to the New York Hall of Science a few weeks ago to check out Gingerbread Lane. Unfortunately we didn’t find Gingerbread Lane as exciting as we’d hoped but the kids certainly had fun with all the other exhibits. It was Richard, Knox and my first time going there. Tate had been there before with Nan and Pop when he was just 2, so it felt like a completely new experience for him as well.
We chose to attend on a day that Tate had off school. But it was only a Pre K non attendance day; which meant there were quite a few school groups first thing in the morning. So, we headed to PreSchool Place first, which is an area for the 6 and under set.
One of the kids (and Richard’s to be honest) favourite places was making bubbles. I’m sure we spent at least half an hour there and Richard got incredibly good at it. To the point where other parents where telling their kids to watch how Richard did it. Knox even got to be inside a bubble! Unfortunately that was too tricky to get a photo of!
The kids had some fun in the Seeing the Light exhibit area. The purpose of the exhibits was to learn how people see and perceive colour and light. Of course the kids didn’t really understand any of that, but they still had fun playing around!
Gingerbread Lane consisted of over a thousand different houses and structures made and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. It clearly was a lot of work for him to achieve. But it was all crammed together and difficult to really see everything and appreciate all that he had achieved.
Tate and Knox also really enjoyed the Sports Challenge area too. They got to test their skills at various sports activities like throwing a baseball, wheel chair racing and arm wrestling.
And a photo of my astronauts to end the post….