We took the boys to the Moxi Museum in Santa Barbara last weekend and the MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is truly a wonderful place for science, fun and learning. The boys explored all three floors of exhibits and loved every square inch! The MOXI museum is a brand new interactive children’s science museum on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.
The MOXI museum exhibits were so much fun for my science loving kiddos- they are designed around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The boys found things to spin, build, race, test, tinker and create!
Three Stories of STEM Fun!
MOXI is divided into seven themed exhibits including Tech Track, Sound Track, Fantastic Forces Courtyard, Speed Track, Light Track, Interactive Media Track and Sky Garden. Each contains multiple STEM activities under the theme. Our boys are 4 and 5 now and they are a great age for the exhibits, though they definitely lend themselves well to a much wider age bracket. We saw toddlers to middle-school kids all participating in the exhibits.
Crowd Favorite: Speed Track
The Clark Bro’s favorite exhibit was most definitely the Speed Track, on the second floor. Kids built their own race cars and raced them down a huge race track. The modular wooden cars have a number of variables and kids of all ages we’re LOVING trying to change their cars around to see how they could get them to be faster! WIN!
Great Gift Shop!
We spent over three hours at the MOXI Museum Santa Barbara, and literally had to drag the kids out. We stopped by the gift shop — which honestly I never like to go into museum gift shops because they usually are terrible — but theirs is awesome! I actually bought things for each child, which I NEVER do. Would be a great place for a last minute gift (entry does not require admission) and prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back to the MOXI museum, and not just because we bought a membership! 🤣🤣
Summer Camp at the MOXI Museum
I also noticed as we were leaving that the MOXI museum also offer camps which my kids would love…mine are too young but if you have a 3rd grader or older check out their Camps here!