As I told you guys in our previous post, we love to go exploring. Far away and closeby. On a cold and rainy day in May (there seem to have been many of those in May so far…) we set of to visit the Designmuseum in Gent.
Now this museum has one clever benefit: it has a magical way to get kids excited about the museum, so parents can enjoy it as well. It is such a simple idea, but very effective: they have hidden little Playmobil figurines throughout the museum. Animals, princes and princesses, a space traveller… Older kids get a binocular and a guidebook to cross them off (and I believe they get something at the end of their hunt as well); but even for kids Febes age it works like magic. She ran around like crazy to search them all, and was really excited when she had found one.
Other than that the museum also has a lot of interactive things to do with kids. For instance, they now had a temporary exhibit about functional design in everyday life, design to use around the house. With loads of to-do’s for kids. Or upstairs, they had a sort of drawing board where she could colour on. She had a blast. And we were able to really look around, instead of having to be creative ourselves to try and keep her attention so she doesn’t get bored and annoyed. If only all museums would be this inventive. I will let the pictures speak for themselves!
Jan Breydelstraat 5 (in between Castle of Counts & Graslei)