On our trip we went to the children’s museum in Normal, IL. It was so cool! They’re where three whole floors. The first floor was all about people and how we work; there was even an automatic measuring machine and a drum that drummed to my heartbeat.
On the second floor the theme was farming and food. There where little yellow plastic balls symbolizing grain and you can send them through air tubes to go to: farms (plastic cows you can “milk”) processing (where you can “auger” them) and export (a toy village). There was also a huge climbing area and a Rube Goldberg machine (here’s a video).
On the third floor everything was music based, you could even conduct a orchestra with a Wii remote.
The children’s museum was really a fun learning experience.