Our First Art Museum

We visited the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for the first time. On the last Saturday of the month, the museum offers $1 general admission. It is the best time to take small children with limited attention spans, especially for a first visit.

Having fun in the Early Learning Center at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

I saw on Facebook that the museum had a discounted admission, so I planned that day for our visit. I checked the website to see what exhibits were being shown and general museum rules. The kids and I talked about rules (inside voices, walking feet, no touching).

We walked through most of the museum, but didn’t get a chance to see or read all of the displayed art. They had exhibits on cut glass that was very pretty, The Art of Seating, and contemporary photography. Lily was really interested in the different materials used to make the chairs and the process of making some of the photographs.

Navy started to get restless, so we went to the Early Learning Center in the museum. It is full of blocks, crayons, and dry erase markers! They spent an hour in there building and drawing.

For their reward, we went to a little pizza place downtown!

Both kids have already said that they’d like to go back. Lily would like to walk through the museum again. Navy really wants to color and build in the Early Learning Center. I’m thinking we might need to get a membership so we can go on more than just the discounted days.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St.
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 422-6467

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