Love, Joleen: Kaleideum North Children's Science Museum | Winston-Salem, NC

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kaleideum North Children's Science Museum | Winston-Salem, NC

Thank you Visit Winston-Salem for partnering us with Kaleideum and providing our family with complimentary admission. All thoughts expressed are my own. 

On Thursday we headed back to North Carolina for the bi-annual Pete Family Reunion. This year it took place in Winston-Salem, which we visited back in the fall. You may remember me sharing these 6 things to do on your weekend in Winston-Salem, which included a visit to Kaleideum Downtown. We were excited to learn that Kaleideum merged with SciWorks, becoming Kaleideum North, a children's science museum. 

This museum was completely different than the other, which was focused primarily on pretend play. Here, Benjamin was able to explore and experiment through various scientific exhibits. He learned about levies and pulley systems, used his own force to generate movement. The three of us stood in a triangle of mirrors and were reflected countless times. 

There was an entire area dedicated to puzzles for the entire family. One of my favorite puzzles to do with Benjamin was a giant "eye spy". 
An entire wing of the museum was dedicated to animals, both alive and not. Taxidermy isn't really "my thing" but I've never seen such an amazing collection. I was in awe standing next to a lion and other larger-than-me animals. Display cases were filled with butterflies, sea life, and so much more. Benjamin loved being able to look more closely at slides provided near a giant microscope. It was all so fascinating! 
It was honestly so much bigger than it looked from the outside. One giant room contained exhibits of the body. There was the display of how a growing baby looks inside the womb and giant teeth, so large we could get inside the mouth!  
There was so much more that I don't have pictured here, including a space to explore flight and an area for building with a giant foam blocks. One room was completely toddler-friendly and geared toward the under 5 crowd. 
If you find yourself looking for something to do with the kids in Winston-Salem, I highly recommend Kaleideum. You can easily spend two or more hours having fun here. Visit the website for more information regarding exhibits, events, and admission pricing. 
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