Ever since I took on more hours of work outside the home this past year, it has been really important to find things for our family to do together. Even now as we are prepping for back-to-school the idea of hectic schedules and having to be somewhere pretty much every night of the week is beginning to stress me out a little. We needed a Super-Fun-Memory-Making-Day!
Saturday started out great. The kids were so excited to hop the train and go into the city (NYC). We planned it all out. I am very directionally-challenged, so I printed out a map online of the city and highlighted our walking routes. We would walk to the Discovery Times Square, go to a local pub for lunch, and walk over to American Girl and Lego. There are so many things to do in New York City, but the lure of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. was calling, and once the train arrived at Penn Station, it felt like we couldn’t get there fast enough.
The Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. – meaning Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network – is an interactive exhibit that brings you right into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. I was a bit giddy to get to see some Captain America and Thor movie items. My son was all about Ironman.
We walked in and you enter your information as you join S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s all about science and technology here, so this Momma is always happy to get the kids involved and learning to keep their little brains healthy and thriving.
As we walked through the exhibit there was a lot to see – different areas for each superhero – and interactive stations to swipe your card and get playing. The first room is all Captain America. You test your strength and even get to see many items right from the movie set. Then there’s the healthy learning stuff: for instance – learning what the different parts of the brain do by watching Bruce Banner’s change, during and after he turned in to the Incredible Hulk.
The boy child’s fave part? When he got to watch himself operate the Ironman suit on screen. Very cool indeed. Tony Stark, watch out dude! My daughter loved being able to just walk around and interact with all the “classified” information. Me? I love finding something to do that allows both of my very different kids shine in their own way, and this was most definitely it. Not being home doing laundry is always a plus too.
As my almost-10-year-old daughter led us around the city, I was so grateful for this day, for the exhibit, and for getting in one last city day before the school rush begins. Seeing how comfortable and excited she always is on her city trips makes me realize we need to get there more often.
If you are looking for more info on how to catch up with the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. while you still can – check them out here:
In healthy & happiness,
DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated for this post. Complementary tickets were provided for my family and I to attend the exhibit. All opinions are my own.