California Museums – Fingerprints Youth Museum

Ready for something new? Today I’m sharing something about where we live. Did you know I’m raising a couple of California kids? A bunch of us California bloggers have come together today to share what we love about playing with kids in our home state. At the bottom of this post you will find The Sunshine Kids California Blog Hop with links to lots of different California posts… you can even add your own!

We visited one of our favorite California children’s museums.

California Museums- Fingerprints Youth Museum

Fingerprints Youth Museum has been one of our favorites since the kids were really young. It’s located in Hemet. Fingerprints is a hidden gem. It’s a bit of a drive for us, but worth it every time. You can find the address and hours on Fingerprints website.

California Museum ... with links to lots of other things to do with kids in California
What We Love

  • The size. Fingerprints is pretty small compared to other museums we’ve visited. I like that a lot. M and M have different interests. At bigger museums there is a lot of waiting to move on, rushing through to the next thing and Mommy guided tours. At this museum I can easily walk back and forth between the kids while they absorb what THEY are interested in. Plus with a smaller environment they can spend a lot of time at the exhibits that excite them without feeling like they are missing something.
  • The exhibits. Most of the exhibits have a small space dedicated to a theme. There is an exercise room with foam weights, a trampoline, jump ropes and other mini equipment. (Way too cute!) A mini Walmart has empty boxes, mini carts, a cash register and even a conveyor belt. There is a life size ambulance for the kids to climb in, pretend to drive and a bed in back for a patient. Check out more about the exhibits they offer.
  • The price. At $5 a ticket, this becomes a very inexpensive play date!

California Museum ... with links to lots of other things to do with kids in California

I’ll give you one guess where Big M spent most of his time. You got it… the trash exhibit. He’s a bit of a trash truck enthusiast. In fact one of his favorite parts of summer is being able to watch the trash trucks. We are not allowed to leave the house on trash day! Note the little trash can. How fun!!!

California Museum ... with links to lots of other things to do with kids in California

Fingerprints hosts events, birthday parties and field trips. All the info can be found on their website.
Sunshine Kids California Blog HopThe Sunshine Kids California Blog Hop celebrates all that is wonderful about raising kids in the Golden State.

Link up your kid-centered posts about California: places to visit, books to read, crafts to create, recipes to try, and so on.

The blog hop will run from August 19 to September 2.

Thanks to Akane of Juggling With Kids for the beautiful photo!

You can also check out even more California posts on our collaborative Kid Friendly California Pinterest board!

Be sure to check out our upcoming project, Exploring the California Missions!

Participating Blogs:

All Done Monkey - Raising little global citizens.
Kids Yoga Stories The Silly Pearl
The Art Pantry 2KuriousKids
A Mom With a Lesson Plan
Juggling With Kids
Little Hiccups
Slow Family The Good Long Road Adventures in Wunderland

Link up your kid-centered California posts below!

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  1. We love reciprocal memberships. Sometimes, there are restrictions (distance between sites, etc.), but for the most part, it’s an awesome way to get admission (especially with multiple kids!) to a bunch of different museums.

    My kids are getting bigger – but lucky for me, not too big for places like this yet!

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