We have a membership here because the kids love it so much. The exhibits change quarterly, but even if we go twice in a quarter, there are so many things to do that they end up doing something different. We went with a friend and her daughter this time, and luckily, it wasn't crazy busy like it was the last time we went! That being said, field trips to interactive museums with 3 kids and a pregnant mommy are always exhausting!
One of the great things about the DaVinci Science Center is that it really works for all the ages of the kids. Michael has a blast at 2 years old and the twins have a wonderful time at almost 6 years old. If you are local to the Philadelphia area, DSC is a good mix between Please Touch and the Bucks County Children's Museum (both of which are family favorites as well).
We started off with "driving", which is one of Michael's favorite things to do...
Together, a favorite exhibit is the water table, where the kids are able to divert water with small, plastic boards, then see what happens when they send a boat down the trail they've created.
Maya had several things she really enjoyed on this visit. She dug for bones, investigated geodes, and enjoyed touching crabs and starfish. Like Bobby, she enjoys the weight station. She is easily able to move 30 pounds (she weighs 36 pounds, so that makes sense), but she basically uses the other three (40 pounds, 60 pounds, and 120 pounds) to do acrobatics on! She did really enjoy crafting a trail for a ball to follow; it was neat watching her try and fail, then reconfigure until she got the perfect set up.
Our weekly field trips wear me out like nothing else, but the kids really love them. And, with about a half dozen different memberships to places within an hour or so, we have our pick of what to do. We tend to do things once every month or two, and the kids really enjoy picking up new things at old favorites. I'm always craving a nap at the end, but they are always so happy and relaxed after an outing.