Playing and fun is what learning is all about at the Waterloo Regional Children's Museum. It is located in the historic Goudie’s Department Store, which sat vacant for 15 years before the Children’s Museum was built in 2003.
Rugged steel beams, wood floors and original elevators add to the charm of the venue. Called “an adventure of art and technology”, the center features four floors of exhibits and activities designed to educate, amaze and challenge a child's creativity at every turn. The fun begins when you enter the museum, choosing either the child-size or the adult-size door!
Geometry and mathematics comes to life in the Geo-Terraces. Shadow Play transforms your movements on a giant screen. Check-out the Pneumatic Cascade where balls are projected sky-high, sorted by color and then fall back down in streams of chaos.
Other favorites include Mechanical City and The Water Garden. There’s something for everyone, from the oldest to youngest member of your family. Specially designed for babies and toddlers the TotSpot offers the first impressions of sight sound and touch. The museum’s address is 10 King Street West, Waterloo.