When the boys were little, I remember one summer taking them on a field trip to the Zimmer Museum in Los Angeles, and I fell in love with the location. Through the years I always wanted to go back and did not have a chance too due to Matt and my busy schedule. The boys, of course, are college bound now so the thought of going to a children museum is out of the question. However, our daughter Joy is a perfect age. Today’s story is sponsored by the Zimmer Museum, however, all opinions are my own.
The Zimmer Children’s Museum mission is to cultivate brave and generous thinkers. Through immersive play and real-world activism, they guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a
Last year my family and I were invited to attend the 2017 Zimmer Children’s Museum’s “We All Play” FUNdraiser. The purpose of the event is to help raise funds to provide thousands of low-income families with free or subsidized museum memberships as well as scholarships for camps and classes. Last year the museum was able to raise over $75,000.
It one of our favorite events and we’ve been invited to attend as VIP’s for 2018.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Zimmer Children’s Museum future location (395 Santa Monica Place, 3rd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401 )
What: Music & fun activities for kids ages 6 months to 12 years featuring music & appearances by The Beat Buds and friends & the Amazing Etch Man, Hatchimal, Paw Patrol, TNT Dunk Squad and more! This year’s activities include Bumbleezz • Design yourown S’ip by Swell Bottle • Donut School • Farm Hopper Petting Zoo • Hape’s Sandbox • Hatchimals Crane Machines • Heal the Bay • Light’s, Camera, Create! • loog’s Guitar Stand • The Paint Shop • Paperdolls by Courtney Coloring • PartyLayne’s Vinyl SpinArt •Rainbows & Unicorns • smARTcity: myLA featuring Modarri • Smart Noggin’s Wonder Area • Soft’n Slo Squishies Wall • The Ting-ly • UPPAbaby: Ready for Anything • Wags N’ Walks Adoption Center • Woobi
Below is a recap of what we did last year.
We began our day with building our own gift bags. First Joy screen printed her gift bag then we were guided to a table where Joy was able to select a Mrs. Potato head, Frozen craft and other neat toys from Hasbro.
Next, Joy took a few spins around the Micro Kickboards play area.
Although Joy did not want to leave the Mirco Kickboards area, I was able to pull her away to make me a keepsake at the Party Layne where she created spin art on Vinyl records. Which I thought was totally cool.
After that, we sat down to have lunch provided by Jon & Vinnys Pizza. Then we were off to decorate cookies with Foodstirs. As Joy and I were decorating, Matt couldn’t resist grabbing a fresh donut that was placed on the iScream’s rainbow donut wall decked out with DK Donuts and designed by Party Layne.
Once Joy decorated a few cookies we headed over to have her portrait done by The Amazing Etch Man. Honestly, I did not know what to expect, but he did a wonderful sketch of her on a etch a sketch.
Finally, we ended our day getting creative with Do-A-Dot. Other activities included A babyganics’ sunscreen and the bling2o selfie station, a booth where kids could prep for med-school with a toy hospital from Three Mommy Doctors, Pacidose, and Boy Story, there was a Farm Hoppers petting zoo, guest could experience real life puppy love at the Wags & Walks’ puppy kissing booth and enjoy the performances in the Sagepole teepee lounge.
To learn more about how you can contribute to the Zimmer Museum’s visit them at http://www.zimmermuseum.org/donate.html