TAKING THE FUN ON THE ROAD WITH THE MOBILE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Mobile Museum Experience in the Pacific Northwest
About The Mobile Museum
Columbia Play Project provides exploratory play via a Mobile Children's Museum. Activities offer materials and space for children to develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills through access to loose parts and time to play at the child's own pace. We encourage adult involvement and exploration too. The Mobile Children's Museum (MCM) is available for small and large groups. We bring the mobile children's museum with materials and when appropriate, prompts for activities or guided sessions. You provide space for the activities. The MCM can operate in a park, parking lot, or indoor locations with space to spread out.
Mobile Museum Packages
Pop Up Parties
Pop Up Parties encourage free play with a variety of STREAM based toys and activities. Geared towards ages 1+, these events are suitable for a large crowd - up to 500 or more - and perform best in a large open field or park. The Pop Up Party can be done indoors but some activities may not be suitable for indoor spaces. Activities include: Giant Bubbles and Wands, Connect Four Games, Magnetic Manipulatives, Chalk Art, Coloring Table, Science Touch and Feel Discovery Table, Straw Shooters with target, Strawbee, Rocket Launcher, Pop-Up Ball Launchers, Vertical Wind Tunnel, Large Motor Skill Toys such as sack races and a giant parachute. Additional exhibits are in the works.
Designed for ages 4+ and up to 30 children in a classroom or outdoor space, two Grantnell maker space carts provide a wide variety of loose parts designed to capture a child’s imagination and let them create without specific directions. Age appropriate design prompts will help children get started.
A guided Lego creation activity suitable for ages 6+, and up to 20 children in a classroom environment or outdoors in good weather. The children work in pairs to build their creations according to a design and then test that design against several prompts. This guided workshop requires 2 hours.
Lego Creation Station
Thousands of bricks, mini-figs and pieces for independent creative play. The large set of Legos is suitable for ages 4+. We can provide prompts for this as well - similar to the makerspace prompts. CPP also has hundreds of Duplos pieces which are suitable for 1+.
- how does booking work?
Complete the reservation form with as much information as you can add. After you submit, someone from Columbia Play Project will call or email to discuss your event.
- how do we pay for it?
Once you and CPP have agreed on an event, there are two ways to pay. CPP could send you a link to pay online or CPP can invoice you. Your choice. Payment must be received prior to the event.
- how many children can participate at one time?
Each CPP offering serves a different number of people. Pop Up Parties can serve hundreds at one time. The Makerspace/Artspace and the Lego Creation Station are limited to 30 participants. The BricQ Motion class serves 20.
- How do I talk to a real person about the Mobile Children's Museum?
There are two ways to get a live person: Call us at 360-798-8768. We'll call you back if you leave a message. Or, send an email to email@example.com and let us know the best time to call you back.We promise - we'll connect.