For the next visit to the Family Fun series, we stopped at Wichita Art Museum. Located at 1400 Museum Blvd, they have free admission on Saturdays, making this a very budget-friendly, family-friendly activity to do on the weekends.
I took my daughter to see what activities they had for little kids, and the weekend I went there was perfect. plains ranch had two of their alpacas on hand. Everyone was allowed to pet the alpacas, but of course my little one was too scared.
Then we went inside to see some art. After browsing through some of their exhibits, I knew it wouldn’t be of much interest to a two-year-old. Some of the staff recommended that I go see The Living Room. I had to quickly look up what it was on their website. Here is the description:
One of the busiest spaces at the Wichita Art Museum, the Living Room is a space to relax, explore new artistic ideas and pursuits, read a book, attend an ArtVenture Saturday or one of our special programs. This room extends and sparks fun learning opportunities when visiting WAM, much like a creative space. The interactive nature and ability of groups to engage together – whether friends on an outing or multi-generational family – means visitors spend quality time together. These experiences make the Living Room so central to WAM’s mission to “bring together American people, ideas, and art to enrich lives and build community.”
The living room was revamped and redesigned in 2020. With dynamic and fun new furniture and wall displays that encourage interaction with art, WAM invites visitors of all ages to explore the living room. Every Saturday, a museum educator welcomes visitors to the Living Room and guides them through unique activities and artistic explorations.
The moment we took the stairs to the Living Room of the Wichita Art Museum, my child’s eyes lit up. She loved all the other kids wandering around the room, the colorful chairs, the creative spaces set up at each table, and the sounds of little voices like hers.
In the living room, all the kids were given little alpacas that they could embellish with markers, crayons, yarn, little stick-on eyeballs and more. My daughter is at the stage where she likes to use her imagination and be creative. So this activity suited him perfectly. I let her color, glue eyeballs to her alpaca, and go wild with the yarn.
If anyone is interested, we’re selling this piece called “The Alpaca’lypse” for $75,000 to go towards their college fund.
If you want to have so much fun at the Wichita Art Museum and help channel your child’s artistic skills, the Wichita Art Museum is located at 1400 Museum Blvd. For more information, visit their Web page Where Facebook.
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