My crew was invited to a birthday party at the Clinton Community Nature Center recently and I fell in love. I cannot believe I am just now finding out about this place. It is outside but was comfortable in the middle of July thanks to all the trees. It is rarely crowded and full of open-ended learning opportunities. My kids did not want to leave! And did I mention, it is free to attend?
This picture is of the mud kitchen (complete with multiple water faucets). There is also a sandbox, a splash pad, rope swings, walking trails, and see-saws.