Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cincinnati Fire Museum

Looking for something fun to take the kids to during the winter? Try the Cincinnati Fire Museum. I took the girls last week, and met some friends there. It was worth our $10 entry fee (for all three of us)- since it was something new, and the girls got to play on a real fire engine. They could turn on the sirens, and lights, which was rather popular. The only drawback was that there was a lot of things that they couldn't touch, but were in easy reach. I was glad I took my youngest in a stroller, which helped to keep her contained.

We got a quick lesson on fire safety by a volunteer, and they have a window that is designed for kids to climb out of, in the event of a fire. My concern was that it was teaching them that it is okay to climb out windows, which I drilled into their heads over and over that it is only okay during a fire.

Definitely check it out if you have a fire truck lover in the house, or need to see something new. Check out their hours before heading downtown since they have short days and are closed a few days for private tours.

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