While my parents were here we also enjoyed a trip to the Discovery Museum in Union City Tn. There was a fantastic mix of history, kid activities, exhibits, hands on fun and information. The boys liked to see all the cars, war machines, and water play.
The girls really enjoyed the sticky sand and the Titanic exhibit. Mom really enjoyed the living histories playing on video of WWII veterans. We all really enjoyed the “tower” which was free that day! We travelled up 200 feet and looked down through the glass floor and stood outside on the balcony! Well, ok, I didn’t really enjoy that part. And the titanic exhibit was fabulous. We all received an “identity card” that told us the personal information about an actual passenger. Then after the tour, we could look up our person and see if “we” survived. It had a way of making the tragedy more real, I think. The cost of the first class cabins was outrageous… over $100,000 in today’s money. The whole tour was fascinating, but just so unbelievably sad and tragic. There was a great place for little kids to play, which was good because Ruthie did not like her stroller that day, or the Ergo. There was dress up, sticky sand, cars, mats and more. We visited there a couple times. Another fun place at the museum was the water/building center. Using PVC pipe the kids could make fountains, arranging them however they conceived.