2017 Summer Children’s Museum Open Now
What is that buzz coming from the Yuma Art Center at 254 S. Main St. in Yuma? It’s excited children and families having fun at the Summer Children’s Museum. There is fun to be had by all as you explore our interactive exhibits. We’re open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from now through July 29. Admission is a very low $2 per person.
We have added a large grant-sponsored exhibit from Yuma Rotary Club and Rotary District 5500 that focuses on entomology. The centerpiece of “Bugs in a Bug” is a vintage VW Beetle cut in half and painted to look like a ladybug that stores many of our bug display cases. Tables with microscopes and magnifiers allow you to look more closely at many of our preserved bugs. You can even dress up like a butterfly or ladybug in our dramatic play stage area.
Two other new exhibits include a geology exploration exhibit that was developed in cooperation with Maureen Garrett at AWC and an Art Creation Makerspace for creative expression. Returning favorite exhibits include the giant Blue Blocks, the Scarf Blower, the Music Wall, the augmented reality Topographical Sandbox, Black Sands, Keva Planks, Step into Art, the Weaving Wall, Pixel Play, and our Tot Spot for children ages 0-3.
The Summer Children’s Museum is the place to be for great family fun out of the heat this summer. We hope to see you soon!