We signed up for a membership at Monmouth Museum, our local county museum over at Brookdale Community College. My brother’s kids love this museum, and it’s been on my list of things to check out for ages. Their recommendation pushed me to check it out on a recent weekday when we needed something fun, local, and out of the heat. The museum is doing a deal in July that gives you 13 months on a membership instead of 12, and they had some great hands-on exhibits and playscapes for the preschool set.

There was the space area.



The fossil section.


The amazing art room, where H started a craft project but wandered off. Seriously, how amazing to spend your days working in here?




The water-themed under 6 play room.


The great metal dinosaur sculpture outside.


And the day we were there, the Bubble Lady taught us how to make cool bubble blowers out of socks and water bottles.


We even watched part of a movie in the library and media room, just to take a little break. We’ll be back here soon, and I’m hoping this will be a great rainy day place all year to add to our go-to list of cool local things.