The Carnival Is Coming To Town!
For those parents who like to plan fun trips for the kids in advance, here's a tip: a carnival is coming to Long Island! And I’ll bet this carnival is like no other you have visited before. At The Long Island Children’s Museum, located in Garden City, NY, Body Carnival, The Science and Fun of Being You will open it’s doors on February 1.
Step Right Up!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages—this circus- themed exhibit will provide a fun approach to understanding the cool ways our bodies work. The Long Island Children’s Museum really gives children a “hands on” approach to learning, by touching, seeing, and doing. This is the one museum where the motto is "please touch!"
Your child will be mystified as they learn the physical science principals that are always at work in our bodies. If you ever find yourself at a total loss when your child asks why and how their bodies work the way they do, than this exhibit may be just what the doctor ordered!
It’s one thing to read about all the amazing functions that are continuously at work inside our bodies, but as I’m sure you already know; kids love to explore. And where else can you crawl through a “Tunnel of Blood”. Explaining to your child why you are trying to eat healthy to protect your heart may be a bit too confusing for them to understand. But-- crawl through a gigantic artery (“Tunnel of Blood”) to see and hear the effects of plaque build-up on blood flow will give them a unique insight and have a lasting, learning effect.
In “Dizzy Tunnel” kids (and daring adults) will experience the freaky sensation of falling out of control as they traverse a 10-foot long spinning tunnel. Other great feature of Body Carnival will be “Goofy Goggles”. Put on the vision-distorting lenses and discover how sight affects your ability to walk. “TechnoMan”, (where kids can see and touch all the incredible technological developments) and “House of Color” are other hands-on features this carnival will offer.
Did Someone say “Carnival?”
Now there’s no excuse to complain that there’s nothing to do on a cold February day. Why sit home and drive each other crazy when you can hop in the car and go to a carnival. Your kids will perk right up when you say the word carnival. Just leave out the part that they will learn some amazing, complex science principals. They’ll never know what hit them!
So if seeing, touching, feeling and exploring sounds like something that would be right up your kid’s alley, then you might want to add this exhibit to the “cool things to do” list. Body Carnival, The Science and Fun of Being You is the first of three traveling exhibits that will make it’s home at Long Island Children’s Museum. Body Carnival will open on February 1 and will run through April.