There was very little to do since they are preparing for a remodel in a week. Most of the building is closed off including the 3rd floor that used to have the canal exhibits. Very disappointing because I already thought it was a bit of a waste when the whole place was open.
Also, they give tokens as part of the admission. Now you only get 2 coins per person. I thought last time we got 3 or 4 per person. If you want to do a project with model magic it costs a token, so my kids had 1 token to get a box of 4 crayons or 1 marker. Very stingy.
I can understand why the employees aren't happy and just stand around staring into space. The one women I talked to said they would have to go on unemployment while the place was closed. They were supposed to find other jobs for them but they are closing next week and hadn't heard anything. Sad...
I hope they think through the renovation and it lives up to it's potential. There's so much you could do with a "Crayola Experience" besides just coloring. Please bring more historical exhibits as well as more about the process of making the products. Maybe you sould do something interactive with the factory like a virtual tour or a live camera showing the factory? Oh, and keep the canal exhibit!
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