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Here’s the good news: Phase one of the Westchester Children’s Museum is now open to the public. There are giant, stuffed blocks for building, magnets for creating, and a wind tunnel for experimenting. There’s a reading nook with a mirrored tee-pee stocked with a variety of books. Another spot encourages kids to build their own roller coaster. Toddlers will love the gated “beach” exhibit that allows them to roll and climb on the waves. An art station gives older kids a chance to create using a variety of materials. Think: magnets, string, fabric, buttons.
Here’s the bad news: The space is small; only about a third of the planned museum is open to the public. As they raise additional funds, additional exhibits will open. But at $7 per child, it’s a bargain — and a great way to spend an hour. Check out scenes from our most recent visit.
Westchester Children’s Museum, The Boathouse at Rye Playland; walk the boardwalk in front of the dog beach to find it.Open Wednesdays through Sundays.