This Museum-Themed Playset Teaches Kids About Classic Art While Feeding Their Own Creativity

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Exposing kids to art at a young age can have a lifelong impact. However, not many of us have a fine art collection at home, and taking kids to museums can be a taxing experience. There are a lot of rules to follow, you need to be quiet, and—most importantly—you can’t touch anything, ever. But City Spots Online is looking to change the way kids experience art by letting them interact with it in their own way with The Museum Tour playset.

The company recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter, which you can back starting at $35. With the pledge, you’ll receive the playset, complete with a magnetic white board, eight magnets, two wooden docents, and a 20-page book that takes kids through a museum tour.

The magnetic white board can be set up in three different ways and is meant to mimic the appearance of a museum wall. In addition to being able to draw on the panels with dry-erase markers, kids can also set up their own gallery with magnets of five famous paintings, like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci; The Child's Bath by Mary Cassatt; a piece from Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism movement; A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat; and Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The remaining three magnets depict common things kids will see in a museum like a ticket booth and a snack bar.

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In the 20-page book, kids will find that the two included wooden docent characters also take them through their own museum tour and teach them fun facts about the paintings. If you decide to pledge $40, you’ll also receive the 28-page coloring book that will allow kids to recreate the famous works they are learning about.

The campaign already surpassed its original $10,000 goal, but you can still help bring the project to life until March 5 by heading here.

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