Who: Best for kids ages 2-8
What: In the center of the space is an open area for toddlers and babies to waddle around. It’s surrounded by comfortable leather couches where parents can lounge while their kids play.
There’s a huge jungle gym in that area, as well as an oversized Connect Four board and Lite Brite grid (remember those?!).
But the really unique feature of Kids in Motion are the creatively themed rooms surrounding the central area. Kids can explore to their heart’s content, and there seems to be a room for every interest.
One of the rooms is called “Dino Dig”, where kids can play with sand, shovels and dinosaur toys. There’s also a construction zone with trucks, work vests, plastic pipes and more. The treasure room encourages kids to deep sea dive for pirate booty in a submarine.
For kids who like to perform and pretend, there’s a small stage and theater area. My daughter also enjoyed the fairy tale room with its giant castle, royal subjects and miniature village.
There’s even a diner and a mini grocery store with carts for kids to shop.
The idea of Kids in Motion is similar to to the Home Town at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.
And if all of these rooms weren’t enough, a bubble machine revved up every half hour or so and the kids went wild.
I especially loved the whimsical paintings on the walls in each room, like the one pictured below:
I can’t imagine a kid visiting Kids in Motion and not having a blast. There are seemingly endless opportunities for creative play.
Where: Kids in Motion in New Berlin.
When: It’s open seven days a week!
Cost: Adults are always free, and admission starts at $7.00 per kid during the week ($10.50 on weekends).