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Win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Children’s Museum of Denver’s new “Just Add Water” Exhibit

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Need a cooldown?

The Children’s Museum of Denver’s new outdoor exhibit “Just Add Water” delivers.

From now until August 22, 1,900-square feet of outdoor space is dedicated to geysers, whirlpools, vortices, pumps, channels, fountains, spigots and spouts. The details:

Will my kids get wet?

If your kids don’t get wet, they’re not doing it correctly! However, this is not a water park but rather a fun learning and play area so plan on your kids getting damp but not drenched.

What exactly is Just Add Water?

The exhibit has four components: The Blank Slate Gallery, The Geyser, Whirlpools & Fountains and Water Works. Each presents a different chance to begin, develop and enhance your child’s understanding of the physical science concepts of volume, weight, pressure, force, buoyancy, density, trajectory, displacement and states of matter. They will be encouraged to make decisions, formulate and test hypotheses, and engage problem-solving skills in this hands-on water laboratory.

So what does all that mean?

This means your kids will have a blast playing with the water! From making your very own geyser by pumping the handle (the more pressure, the taller it spurts)

To painting with water

To the Whirlpools & Fountains (my son’s favorite) where they did fun experiments to discover what makes a whirlpool spin faster as it reaches the bottom.

What else do I need to know?
When I initially saw “Just Add Water,” the exhibit space was smaller than I expected and I doubted it could hold my kids’ interest but don’t underestimate the power of water–they were entertained for an hour. However, if you want a full-throttle water park this small exhibit is not for you. All elements of Just Add Water were designed, developed and fabricated by the exhibits and education teams at the Children’s Museum of Denver. All activities are weather-permitting and included in the cost of admission. Children under 1: Free; age 1: $6; ages 2 – 59: $8; seniors (60+): $6.

Mile High Mamas is giving away two family four-packs of tickets to the Children’s Museum of Denver for you to check out Just Add Water. Please go here to enter. Contest deadline: July 7, 2012.

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