This is the moment all little Doc McStuffins fans have been waiting for! The traveling exhibit that launched at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has finally landed in LA. Grab your stethoscopes and head to the Discovery Cube to check it out. Read on to discover what your young doc in training will be able to do at this highly interactive exhibit.
The Big Exhibit of Boo-Boos
This brand new, interactive exhibit based on the Disney Jr. series is the perfect way to spend a day with your future doctors. Make your way through the entry that resembles Doc’s backyard office and gear yourself up for the action with doctor’s coats and tools. Once you’re dressed to take on patients, you can visit all the colorful stations in the toy hospital.
Give a dino a check up using your doctor’s tools, perform surgery on a robot and log it all in the Big Book of Boo Boos. There’s also a pretend sink so mini-docs can scrub in, or if you prefer a desk job, you can answer phones with Halle at reception.
The Vet Is In
Toys aren’t the only ones in need of care, so make your way over to the animal clinic next. You can choose from a variety of pets to diagnose with a digital X-Ray machine and then treat them. Junior vets can also give their pet patients a bath and feed them before they tuck them back into their cubbies to rest. Your docs-in-training will also learn the importance of feeding pets and keeping their homes clean with two different ball drop games.
Last, but not least (because is there really anything cuter than your own babes taking care of babies?) head to the baby nursery. From bathing and changing diapers, to feeding and rocking babies before you tuck them into their beds, this is essentially a giant, dream playhouse for tots that just can’t get enough of baby dolls.
Your Prescription For Fun
Though older kids will still get a kick out of the toys and the interactive elements, the exhibit definitely skews towards the younger Disney Jr. fan set. Kids ages 2-6 will enjoy it the most. The exhibit is open now through January 15 and included in the price of regular admission, which is currently $12.95 for both adults and kids 3-14, two and under are free. If you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, weekdays are definitely the best time to visit. Afterwards, explore the rest of the museum and don’t forget to stop in the gift shop if you need a doctor’s kit to take home.
Discovery Cube LA
11800 Foothill Blvd.
Love ’em or leave ’em? Kids either seem to adore baby dolls or shun them. Where do your kids come down in the great dollie debate? Let us know in the comments below!
—written and photos by Shahrzad Warkentin