2 – Memberships to Museums and Attractions
A museum membership doesn’t take up a lot of space at home, but it sure does take a lot of energy out of that busy kid! Many local museums or attractions are either catered to kids or have kid-friendly aspects to them, and they offer different membership plans. If a family membership isn’t in your budget, simply getting them a one-day pass for them and their family would be fun.
The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is a magnet for little kids, as well as the Children’s Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens. My kids loved the Grand Rapids Public Museum, where they could ride the carousel after walking around in the “Old World Grand Rapids” exhibit.
No matter their age, there always something fun to do at John Ball Zoo, whether exploring outdoor play areas, watching a favorite animal, or tackling their ropes course, it’s sure to be a hit. We always have to pack a lunch when we go to the zoo, because we are having fun all day!
I let my daughters loose with my phone camera at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and we had a lot of fun talking about the things they saw and what it reminded them of, and what kind of art THEY would like to make.