This (even more than the various children’s museums) is my son Michael’s favorite museum in the city. So, he was super excited when he found out that we were going there for a Media Family Party last night.
We were there to see The Horse exhibit which was great, especially if your kid is a fan of ponies and horses. In addition to the six exhibit areas, the museum also uses hands-on, interactive computers, and video to make this a multi-media experience. You can see a layout of the exhibit (which is at the museum until 1/4/09) here.
Since we were already at the museum, Michael insisted that we see the Lizards and Snakes: Alive! exhibit, which we had seen on a prior visit. The little boys especially loved this exhibit which was full of creepy, crawly actual lizards and snakes (behind glass, of course). Being on the squeamish side myself, I was totally grossed out by a computer game that Michael kept playing where you make the snake eat mice. Yuck! In any event, you can read more about this exhibit (which is at the museum until 1/5/09) here.