I am a huge Red Grooms fan and I had heard that he had a fab permanent exhibit in this museum, so I had always been curious to go. Then, I read that they were doing a Muppets exhibit (I also love the Muppets) so I convinced the kids that this was going to be the greatest museum excursion ever. They finally agreed to go when they saw on the website that the Museum also had a video game/arcade area and that they could play all the games.
When we first arrived, I was a little concerned that I had oversold. They had two Muppet things going- one was just a screening of the Muppets Movie (we had already seen it in the theatre, so that was not for us) and then a second movie which was a short Muppet film and this was just "bad"- we walked out of it and so did most everyone. Then the video Arcade area was a little disappointing as well because it was crowded and most of the games are just games the kids these days have on their iPads. (Although I personally loved seeing Intellivision and Atari- remember those??)
Nonetheless, we continued along looking at things and after that, there was a real turning point and we wound up loving the Museum. The Red Grooms did not disappoint- I loved it.
And then they had an area about animation and video games and it was all very interactive. The kids got to make a flip book of themselves by jumping around in front of a video camera (they did about 10 of those). They got to animate a movie, they got to make the scenery of a movie, they got to create parts of a video game. They loved all the interactivity and we were busy with it for at least 2 hours.
I definitely say this is worth the trip. Give yourself about 3 hours there. Also, they do have a cafe right in the museum but we walked right down the street and there were several other choices.
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