I will say this though, The Building for Kids museum in Appleton was a lot of fun! A lot! I wish I were a kid and had this place to myself like these girls did that night. It was too cool. Our troop, along with several other troops in our area were there and a bunch of moms to chaperon. All Girls! There was one guy who was working there that night - I am sure he must have had feel out of place.
They first played at the miniature gas station - everything was kid sized! Then they went up the arts and crafts room where they made recycled paper beads for necklaces and super hero capes out of old t-shirts. Since the theme that night had to do with superheroes, the museum put on Disney's The Incredibles in their theatre room and showed them how to make an edible camp fire out of snack food while they watched the movie.
There was also stations for the kids to pretend and play in an life size airplane, fire truck, and smart car. A heart slide was in the center of the museum and the kids would slide down the ventricles while it was beating. Kinda gross sounding but it was neat and a good way to show them what our hearts look like. There were other stations for teaching kids how to make electricity, recycling, and how Goodwill works to help the community with donated items giving people jobs and resources who are less fortunate.
At 9 pm it was snack time. The museum ordered pizza from Domino's and had lemonade along with it - the girls barely ate and were out playing again. It was good for them to have a snack - you couldn't tell they were running out of energy. On the other hand we mom's were crying out for caffeine and really getting tired at that point. Lights out was at 10:45 only to be woke up at 7 am to clean our areas for the people who would be coming to visit the museum the next day.
Here is a photo one of the other mom's shot of our troop just before we went to bed.
It took a little time for some of the girls to settle down in their sleeping bags enough to go to sleep but I don't think any of the mom's had much sleep at all that night -myself included but I am glad I decided to bring an air mattress. Savannah really had a lot of fun and she and I will do it again next year!