Children’s Museum gets rid of ‘Don’t Touch’ rule

Published on: Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Denton has everything. A great music scene, food of every kind, craft beer and not one, but two universities. And soon, Denton will have a children’s museum.

Opening Fall of 2018, Explorium Denton Children’s Museum brings learning and fun together.

The mission? Disregard the usual ‘don’t touch’ rules and teach kiddos through interaction instead.

Located off Loop 288 and Interstate 35 near Rose Costumes, the children’s museum opens kids’ imaginations to engineering, physics, sewing, carpentry and more, all through first-hand experience.

Different sections in the museum will have their own focuses. For instance, in the ‘Active Body’ area, children learn about agriculture as they go through the chicken-noodle-forest. The ‘How Things Work’ area will give kids a behind-the-scenes view on topics ranging from literature to mechanics. With several areas to choose from, kids won’t be bored.

Explorium Denton’s executive director and founder Anyah Martinez has been working on the project for six years.

“This is not a want in our community,” Martinez said. “This is something that families need.”

The museum will offer resources for parent-child play, solo-child play and lots of room for children to collaborate and learn.

Local mom Jennifer Connell is excited.

“I think it’ll be great for kids to have a place to go, especially if the weather isn’t good,” Connell said. “They’ll have an indoor place where they can play and learn at the same time. My kids call that fun.”

Explorium Denton

Explorium Denton, Toy and Book Swap and Sale, Toys, Book, FundraiserOPENING 2018
5800 I-35N
940.565.4001
Admission: $6 adults, $5 children
More info: exploriumdenton.org


Other family-friendly #Dentoning outings

Altitude Trampoline Park

(Photo by casenoel_ on Instagram)

Trampolines, foam pits, fitness classes and other family activities
2434 S I-35E #140 • 940.383.5867
altitudedenton.com

Denton Parks & Recreation
Denton parks feature everything from sports complexes, indoor gyms to disc golf, a skate park and Eureka 2 playground (featured below)
940.349.7275 • dentonparks.com

Chairy Orchard

(Photo by Kim Phillips)

Operated by the ‘Chairy Fairies’, two next-door neighbors have filled this empty lot in north Denton with a variety of whimsical chairs. Open to the public for viewing, sitting, photo shoots and more.
1425 Churchill Dr.

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