The New Children's Museum is at 200 W. Island Ave. Within a large, ultramodern three-story building, the museum houses changing exhibitions of artwork created specifically to engage the hands and minds of children. Wonder Sound, a maze of rooms and tunnels, encourages exploration of treehouse- and fort-like structures.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$12; $8 (ages 65+); $6 (military with ID); $1 (second Sun. of the month); free (under 1). Parking: $10.
Hours: Mon., Wed.-Thurs. and Sat. 10-4, Fri. 9:30-4, Sun. noon-4. The museum periodically closes while new exhibitions are installed; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.