Life in Dublin

National Wax Museum Plus

To avoid the “What should we do today?” question each day during the week, we have implemented The Daily Activity Cup.

The Cup has small strips of paper with a random activity written on it and folded up for an indiscriminate selection.  The activities range from a day at one of the many nearby parks to a visit to a museum.  All of the papers are folded to the same size and shape.

I found an awesome website that gives a list of all things to do with kids in Dublin, and other surrounding cities.  What a lifesaver!  The website even offers directions to each suggested activity as well as a link, if applicable, to the main website for said activity.  This is the list I was able to use to conjure up selections for The Daily Activity Cup.

Each morning, at breakfast, Kieghan gets to choose a random piece of paper from the cup.  With this, we then head out to that day’s adventure.

Today, the activity was going to the National Wax Museum Plus.  Off we went after catching a quick lunch with Andy on the way!  With the boys in tow, we were on our way to find the wax museum.

Upon a rather quick arrival, Kieghan was excited to venture through the many floors of the museum.  We began on the 1st floor in Kid’s World.  As we got off the lift we were immediately immersed into puppet shows, enchanted tunnels, and science and technology interactive exploration.  Moving onto the 2nd floor, we met some of the historical figures in Irish television and sports alike.  Kieghan even had fun playing mix-master on the music mixing table.

We took the lift back down to the ground floor where we met Superman, Batman, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and many others in the Grand Hall of Fame.  The final exhibits for us to explore were in the basement of the museum.  This is where we met the famous writers from Ireland before moving through the Time Vaults.  Much was learned about Irish history.  It was fascinating at best!

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