One afternoon while in Missouri, we went to the Children's Peace Pavilion in Independence. I had wanted to take the kids to Kaleidoscope in Kansas City. However, wouldn't you know it, the week we were there it was closed for renovations. So, I had read about this museum and it looked like they had interesting exhibits, so off we headed for a fun afternoon.
It was very interesting as we pulled up to the building because I hadn't realized that it was located inside a Mormon church. It was particularly interesting since my father in law, who is a minister at a Bible Church, was with us. But, I enjoy seeing things from another perspective so I was glad for the new experience.
Even before we got inside the museum, the kids had a wonderful time running up and down the ramps with Steve.
We didn't have much time, just about a half hour, but they really made the most of it. There were lots of things to climb, little corners and tunnels to explore, and new things to see.
A huge hit was a little cave they were able to explore with flashlights.
Alexa loved climbing a ladder to a little section with a blackboard and drawing pictures and letters.
Before we left, the woman in charge asked if we wanted to watch a puppet show. First, we had to watch a five minute video which encouraged kids to Stop, Think, Peace before they acted instead of reacting with violence. We found it a little corny, but that was fine. Then she asked for a volunteer adult to help with the puppet. I wound up volunteering. It was actually pretty fun. I'm the puppet with the blue face on the right.