Wharf Kids

Mobile is the home to the Gulf Coast Exploreum, a science center with exhibits, toddler play area, and seriously awesome IMAX dome theatre. I love IMAX dome theatres.On Friday, we all visited the Exploreum (hooray for memberships!) and enjoyed “Roving Mars” about the twin robots, Spirit and Opportunity, that landed on Mars in 2004. It was pretty darn incredible, both the film and the theatre. The kids did great. We knew that loud noises would not phase Kate; although I did almost take her from the theatre when she tried to engage the Rovers in chatty conversation near the end of the film. Will liked the rockets. The majority of the time at the Exploreum was spent in the Wharf — a fishing port complete with boat, lighthouse, and a sea of blue and green balls with lobsters, fish, and crab ready to be caught in nets and brought to market.
Kate enjoyed rolling around specially designed padded areas for crawler playtime. We hope to go back during our next visit to Mobile — a great place for kids to play.