March 5th, 2011
It came as a surprise to me, but it turns out I love urban living. Commuting in city traffic is a bitch but you can’t beat the great food, funky neighborhoods, and endless supply of Things to Do. And we all know, I love Things to Do. Pittsburgh is especially good for Kid-Friendly Things to Do.
Today we discovered another one. The Carnegie Science Center. I knew of the place — its distinctive cone is a ‘Burgh landmark — but assumed that it wasn’t age appropriate just yet. But friends on a mommy forum assured me otherwise so today my folks and I packed up Miss Mouse and Buggie and headed over.
The section we stayed in was geared to children six and under. Miss Mouse had a great time. There was a huge water table with floating balls and fountains. A catwalk/jungle gym affair with suspension bridges. A giant version of the game “operation.” Books to read. Drums to bang. Blocks to build with.
My parents graciously bought us a family membership, which is also good at the Natural History and Art museums. Miss Mouse has been on a big dinosaur kick lately, and we’re planning to hit the Natural History Museum on Thursday!