My Child Nearly Passed Out from Excitement!

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When I first told my seven year old about Kidspace’s newest exhibit space, Imagination Workshop, he gave me a look of confusion.

What is it?” He asked me.

“It’s a place where you can make things and take things apart.” I told him

What kinds of things?” he asked.

“All kinds of things. Anything you want. Just about anything you can imagine.” I said.

He stared blankly for a moment as he considered this. After a few brief moments his eyes got wide.

You mean I could build a car?

“Yes.”

I could build a house?

“Yes.”

I COULD BUILD MY ROBOT!?

“Yes.”

I couldn’t help but smile as the wheels began turning inside his head. He started pacing back and forth throwing out ideas for new creations and projects.

 

You mean I could build like a house with some wheels on it, and then I could like make it so the roof opens like this and then like put a bunch of guys in it and then make it so it turns like this and stuff?!?!

 

“Yes, I think... I’m not quite sure I got all that.”

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All of a sudden he seemed to connect something in his head about what this all means and had a look of skepticism on his face.

Wait.” He said. “How are we going to make all these things in the imagination workshop?

“What do you mean?” I asked.

Like how will we put all these things together?” He asked.

“Well, we’ll have materials and parts and...”

Tools?

“Oh yeah! Lots of tools, screwdrivers, clamps, glue guns, drills, all kinds of tools.”

At this point his eyes got wider, his smile was as big as I’ve ever seen it and I thought he was going to pass out. He could not have been more excited.

1461 My son joined us for our latest live shoot with KTLA on November 5. This was a big feat for me since I get to the Museum at 4:15 am to make sure everything is ready for the morning. From the moment we set foot in the workshop he was sucked in completely. Our Education team has done an incredible job of creating projects and experiences that not only inspire kids but literally gives them the tools to draw out the world of their imagination and share it with the rest of us.

If you haven’t yet been to check out the Imagination Workshop, you need to make a trip. Your children’s imaginations will thank you.


Blog Entry by: Tim Scheidler, Marketing Manager, has been with Kidspace Children's Museum since 2011. During his time with the museum, Tim has been involved in the Camps program, volunteer coordinating, and educational programming.