Santa Claus is coming to town
Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? Are you ready? Are your kids excited about a visit from Santa? We got a little sneak peek this weekend.
Over the weekend, my family got to visit Discovery World for the first time. Not only was it their Winter Weekend, but I was invited to take my family free of charge as a local blogger. How cool is that?! So, I wanted to share our experience with you, since we had so much fun.
Discovery World is part science center, part aquarium, and all hands on. It’s a great place to introduce young people to how fun and cool nature and science can be. Plus, you can touch almost everything, which is perfect for my boys.
A meeting with Santa
Not only did they have all of their regular exhibits for us to see, touch, and play with, but they had some special things just for the holidays. One that I was pretty excited about was that Santa was there!
We haven’t had the chance to go see Santa anywhere yet, so this was the perfect opportunity. Last year, we saw Santa for the first time at Old World Wisconsin, which you can read about HERE. Other than that, my boys haven’t had the chance to see him. The twins’ first two winters were spent in isolation, so it’s really fun for us to get to do all this stuff now.
My oldest gets pretty shy meeting Santa, and the twins are still a little unsure of the whole thing, but no one cried, so I call that a win. Our first picture, we only had 2 out of the three. Santa was on the third level, and my big guy was taking his time with Dad climbing the stairs.
As I mentioned, the twins aren’t so sure about this guy with the big beard and red suit, so here is the first attempt with all three.
And finally, the best shot. 2 out of 3 looking and sort of smiling is the best we can hope for.
In addition to Santa, they had a Kooky Cookie House to walk through and get a gingerbread cookie at the end. They also had a place to decorate cookies too.
Trains and Legos
Two other special exhibits that were happening at Discovery World were model trains and a Lego exhibit. Unfortunately, these were not things you can touch. This was much to my boys disappointment.
So, when you can’t touch the models, you do the next best thing. You buy a train at the gift shop, and pretend you’re in your living room while Mom tries to take a picture.
Overall, we had an awesome time at Discovery World. Come read about the rest of our adventure over on metroparent magazine. You can also learn more about Discovery World on their website.
Healing Mama says
Looks like they had so much fun!
This looks like such a fun day! Your boys are too cute!
Alanna @ Alanna & Company says
How fun! We were 0 for 2 with Santa visits. My son was not a fan! Maybe next year.
Aww what a fun experience! I have to say – even though i just started following your blog a few weeks ago, i love watching your little guys grow up and experience the world. 🙂
So awesome that you had the chance to experience all of this… As a blogger perk! Your family looked like they had so much fun. I know that this was definitely one to remember! Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
This place looks really cool! I think I’ve been to a Science Center that looked similar to this before. Looks like you had a great time with Santa!
How stinkin cute!! My LO hated Santa unfortunately, but at least most of yours had fun. Can’t win em all Santa!
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
Looks like a lot of fun! And their faces in the Santa pictures are cracking me up.
I love your pictures of the boys. It is so difficult to get them all to look at the same time. My little guy has always taken to Santa. We don’t have a Discovery World where I live but it looks a fun time.
What a fun place! I like the idea of a cookie house!
Looks like a great time! No Santa for us this year…maybe next!
How fun! Always love meeting another boy mom! Mine are 2 and 4.
Nice! Boy moms unite 🙂
This sounds like a great experience! I’m so glad the twins could touch most of the things. I’d love the model trains too but sadly I am blind and indeed they usually can’t be touched. I’mglad the kids could get a train at the gift shop. Meeting Santa for the first time sounds a bit puzzling indeed.
This looks so fun! What a great weekend 🙂
Stephanie Cox says
What a fun day you had. Your Christmas photos with Santa are successes in my book. As long as you don’t have a child crying and attempting to escape, I think you’ve done pretty well with your Santa visit.
Your boys are so adorable! It looks like everyone had a good time and the picture is very cute. Happy holidays!
I would love to go here, can just imagine how nice it was there. You have a beautiful family btw.
Thank you so much. 🙂
Linda Carmical says
Oh my goodness! Looks like your kids (so cute btw!) had so much fun with Santa!
Oh my goodness. that first picture of them all with Santa is too funny. They look like they had a ball!
Love that the are matching. What an adorable trio of boys you have! I think the uncooperative or crying Santa pics are the best!
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What adorable pictures and my kiddos love trains too! One of them is train addicted!