"The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life January 21 at Impression 5 Science Center. The new traveling exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure." ~ Impression 5
In addition to all the great things to do at Impression 5 Science Center, they will host the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! special exhibit until May 7th, 2017. Young and older fans alike will recognize George's apartment, the farm and many other fun places we have seen him visit over the years. Each space provides the children the opportunity for hands on learning through play.
Impression 5 is located right off the expressway in downtown Lansing, just blocks away from the Capital Building and is just over an hour away from the Detroit Zoo via I696/96.
There is so much to do, that one could easily spend a couple hours exploring and learning in this part of the museum. Guests can make wind socks, explore how wind works, pretend to be on the farm and care for animals, go shopping for fruits and veggies, build with blocks, experiment with color, wind, motion and so much more.
We visited the exhibits with three children ages 7, 4 and 18 months. All three girls were fully immersed in the experience for the full ninety minutes and didn't want to leave when it was over.
Rosaleigh, age 7, was able to explore and learn with very little guidance. She spent a lot of time reading, making crafts and doing the experiments. Below she is experimenting with wind power.
Carlyn, age 4, had a ton of fun in the grocery area. We talked about healthy food and used the scale to weigh the fruits and veggies. She sorted the fruit and veggies into different compartments and counted how many of each there were and how many there were in all. This was a great math experience for her.
Naomi, age 18 months, concentrated more on color identification and talking about the names of the food items in the store. She also liked to drop the food into the barrel and put it back into the bins.
Rosa and Carlyn both enjoyed creating blue prints for a few different buildings.
The conveyor belt was a huge hit with all of the kids.
Naomi really enjoyed spending time at this mini exhibit with stuffed animals. She really liked the bunny and placing it in the hutch. There was also a pig/pig pen and chicken that went in the chicken coop.
And who doesn't love George. There is an infant play area in this circle with lots for mobile infants to explore.
Overall we had a great time and plan of visiting again soon as this is a fantastic learning experience for all three of our children.