The Children Museum Jordan Toddler Area

The Children Museum Jordan Toddler Area
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My little Hana is 15 months old, and this Friday was her first visit to the Children’s Museum; Located in Al Hussein Public Parks, we spent a lovely 2 hours there; I literally had to drag her out as it was almost her nap time.

The Children’s Museum is packed with educational games for children and has a special secluded section for children between the ages of 1 and 5 as not to get lost among the older children. The children’s museum offers a combination of playful, fun, and educational exhibit items and activities. From touring the museum sections, we have learned that they offer very hands-on interactive playing, which all aid to learning through these games! They have a shopping in a supermarket section, flying an aircraft, a construction zone, a TV and broadcast studio! Simply said, everything is hands-on and there is heaps of variety.

Here are some pictures from the toddler section where we have spent 80% of the time during our visit today.

Loved this maze that is packed with mirrors and various shaped... Children get to recognize their own reflection and touch/feel various textures and shapes.

Loved this maze that is packed with mirrors and various shaped… Children get to recognize their own reflection and touch/feel various textures and shapes.

 

Experiencing various magnetic shapes is interesting... Whether it was grabbing them to place on the board, or taking them off the board to replace them to their basket.

Experiencing various magnetic shapes is interesting… Whether it was grabbing them to place on the board, or taking them off the board to replace them to their basket.

 

Welcome to Hana's favorite section of the Toddler Zone, the rainbow water bubbles. With various buttons to change the colors of the tubes, this zone was explored endlessly today.

Welcome to Hana’s favorite section of the Toddler Zone, the rainbow water bubbles. With various buttons to change the colors of the tubes, this zone was explored endlessly today.

 

I am not quite sure how to explain this interactive table, but various foam shapes travel across it like a water pond, its wonderful seeing toddlers running after their favorite shapes as they travel across the table.

I am not quite sure how to explain this interactive table, but various foam shapes travel across it like a water pond, its wonderful seeing toddlers running after their favorite shapes as they travel across the table.

 

While these sense organs were located outside the Toddler Area, they come in as a favorite after the HOT/COLD plates that encourage touch. I'm sure she will enjoy it more when she grows up and understands how the human body works.

While these sense organs were located outside the Toddler Area, they come in as a favorite after the HOT/COLD plates that encourage touch. I’m sure she will enjoy it more when she grows up and understands how the human body works.

The downside is? The security doesn’t allow any food from outside the Museum Kiosk. While I respect that food is not allowed inside the museum and can only be within the restaurant/kiosk area, I found it very unacceptable that the kiosk of an educational facility is full of unhealthy snacks, chips, juices, and sweets. I told the security lady that I have strawberries and grapes as I don’t allow junk food and she accepted that, but the kiosk should have a healthy variety, since this is an educational facility, promoting healthy eating habits is more important than promoting junk food and candy.

My final piece of advice is to call the Museum and to check if the park is closed for any reason. I got there last week and was told that the park was off limited for cars and that I should park on the street and walk to the museum should I want to visit. I was appalled, it’s illegal to park on a public street, I wasn’t willing to get a ticket, nor walk 2KMs + with a one year old in the blasting summer heat. I called the museum, and I do understand that it is out of their hand as the park was being prepped for receiving the Jordanian Olympic team, so it’s best to always call and check if you can park your car inside. The museum has a free parking lot, and in case it’s full, the actual park has lots of space to accommodate cars as well.

That’s it for now? Does your child have any favorite activities at the Children’s Museum? Tell me in the comments below. Meanwhile, here are a few other pics.

Entrance Fees: 3 JD per person. Free Entrance on the first Friday of every month.

Open Hours: Sat – Thu 9 AM – 6 PM – Fridays 10 AM to 7 PM (Tuesday’s Closed)

Inside the Toddler Area

Inside the Toddler Area

 

Inside the Toddler Area

Inside the Toddler Area

 

 

 

 

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