A couple weeks ago we took a trip to the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA. I had planned to take my children over the summer and it never worked out. We lucked out to go on a Sunday when they had extended hours and it was not crowded. The last time we were there it was super crowded so this was quite the nice change.
We had a chance to try out pretty much everything on the Crayola floor of the museum and made six new pennies for our pressed penny collection. We were disappointed not to be able to make the seventh as that machine was out of order.
Part of the museum is the Canal Museum. This part is always the least crowded, but has some really fun exhibits. Here they are using a water table that has a flow going on to make their own canals using dividers to redirect the water and boats.
When you pay to get in you get tokens to be used to buy small crayola items. Model Magic was the hit and they have tables set up where you can open it up and play with it there.
Another component of the Canal Museum is a chance to use replica boats to practice how locks work to raise and lower boats depending in the waterway.
This is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books.