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29 May 2009

Easy Kids Activity: Swedish American Museum

Hauling some hay, in Sweden

Small museums are my favorite. They are manageable, they are cheap, and when you are with your kids, they yield way fewer meltdowns. The Brunk Children's Museum at the Swedish American Museum Center in Andersonville is a perfect example of a small museum.

The Brunk Museum takes up just half of the top floor. Admission is included with admission to the larger museum ($4 for adults, and $3 for children), and the focus is on Swedish immigration This is incredibly interesting to the adults, but in my experience, the children focus mostly on the fact that they get to don super cute Swedish outfits and run around on a 20-foot wooden boat. There are some little houses that the kids can explore, playing make believe with food and cleaning implements. There is also a small farm, which my son loved. He spent a lot of time hauling buckets of imaginary milk.

The Swedish American Museum is located at 5211 N. Clark St. in Andersonville.

The Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration hours:
Tuesday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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