We have these friends of ours who also have two young boys close to the age of our two boys. We planned this family play date to the Children’s Museum of Stockton and had such a great time. It’s an old museum filled with basic every day life stuff that little kids can experience first hand. For example, there are decommissioned emergency vehicles, a small scale grocery store, recycling center, post office and so much more. You can climb in the ambulance, police car, firetruck and explore to your hearts content. It’s basically a playground filled with stuff we typically tell our kids not to touch. Today was a very rainy day so it was perfect that we would get to spend it indoors exploring with our little ones. The four of us with our four kids walked around each exhibit and let our kids try things out on their own. It was also a lot of fun to help them with things if they were confused or did not know what something was for. Kids are amazing. If you let them do their own thing, they will figure it out. Their little minds are fascinating.
Of course I had a camera with me. I was playing with my new Canon EOS-M camera which is Canon’s first mirrorless camera. It took some getting used to. I only had a 22mm fixed lens with me and the camera does not have a built in flash, so I had to get used to the touch interface for adjusting camera settings when I am very used to buttons and knobs. Below are some of the photos I took from today.
If you are in or near Stockton, CA and have kids under the age of 10. I highly recommend you take them. The cost was $5 per person over the age of 2, so Cohen got in free.