Holyoke Children's Museum
The Children's Museum at Holyoke provides participatory exhibits and educational programs that invite the interaction of children and adults to promote enjoyable learning and self-discovery in the arts, sciences and the world around them.
Super fun for the kiddos but kind of expensive, 8$ per person... adults and kids.... went in today at 3pm thinking they closed at 6, paid 24$ for 2 adults and a toddler, only had about 45 mins to play and they were trying to kick us out at 330 but we just stayed till 4. I should have asked, but wish the cashier would have mentioned they were closing soon when she took my money. Or change 1/2 price at the end of the day! We will be back tho, my son loves it!
When you get down the stairs to the main lobby, there are coat racks to leave all of your winter gear and strollers. There are many different areas of hands on science play, including a huge water table and giant playscape! Definitely a great indoor-day location at a reasonable price. The mostly teenage staff is very friendly and helpful.
Looks like I'm going to come back here year after year for birthday celebrations. This place is great. It is mostly run by volunteers, but so far that caused no issues neither for myself the party host, nor for my child's B-day guests. IMHO needs some more slides.
A good variety of activities for children of all ages. My only suggestion would be changing tables in the main bathrooms so aren't parents all over the counter and floors trying to change babies.
For a reasonable price the Museum offer plenty of interactive activities for children, my grandchildren love the Museum. I strongly recommended!