Baby Eddie is a mover and a shaker. Never content to sit still, he loves to crawl and roll around, throwing socks and empty water bottles from one end of the room to the other and furiously chasing them. He puts everything into his mouth. He is, in short, a curious, busy little guy.
In downtown Lansing, just near the riverfront, we are lucky enough to have a top-notch children’s science museum. I remember going to Impression5 when I was a kid, standing in the giant model of an open mouth and counting the teeth. I remember blowing giant bubbles, as big as your own body, on school field trips.
After visiting the Phoenix Children’s Museum while we were there on a family vacation and seeing how much Eddie loved to play in the baby room, we asked for a membership to Impression5 for Christmas and headed there as a family a few weeks ago.
Because Eddie still refuses to walk and is only 15 months old, a lot of the exhibit are too advanced for him. But he was happy to explore the museum on our family trip, and I was excited for Mark’s first visit to a Lansing institution.
Impression5 also has a First Impression room for babies through age four. Everyone has to take off their shoes so the little ones can crawl around and taste all the toys and won’t put anything gross into their mouths. There is even a water table in the First Impression room, which Eddie loved.
We are looking forward to more visits to the center and future birthday parties and family outings, and I know how lucky we are to have this beautiful center right in our neck of the woods. If you haven’t been there, check it out!