Yesterday I gave you some insight into the Morgan’s Wonderland Park in San Antonio, Texas.
Today, I wanted to share a few more photos and a video clip.
I’m not sure how I missed this, but at the heart of the park is a structure that is, essentially, a small, state-of-the-art children’s facility. It could stand alone and independent of the main park. It’s that magical.
It’s called the Sensory Village. Here’s a description from the website:
Unique and interactive, our Sensory Village is a cluster of themed spaces that wrap around an indoor street scape. The Paramount Theater offers interactive videos. The Saddle-Up Stable holds two Equicizer Horses. The Fix-It Shop lets guests create a tool sounding symphony, design a custom car and go for a simulated test drive through San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. The Village Market grocery store is full of fun colorful groceries, perfect for imaginative play and KMWL7 TV station allows guests to do the weather forecast and see themselves on TV! Each one of these themed environments not only inspires imaginative play but also offers interactive sensory stimulation through the use of colors, lights, sounds and textures. Sensory stimulation is important for everyone, but it’s especially significant for individuals with special needs.
A couple of exterior photos of the Sensory Village now. Note I had trouble getting the lighting right and I was a little too busy inside having fun to make enough. You’ll likely notice that the designers created the village with a certain Main Street USA vibe–very nice.
Oh, and the photos are followed by a short video illustrating an amazing room where you can “play” in a virtual stream, stir up the “water,” and watch flowers and dragonflies appear!
Disclosure: I participated in an #samoms event held yesterday at Morgan’s Wonderland and organized by Debi at San Antonio Busy Kids. My family was provided complimentary access for the day to tour the facility and provided a free lunch, but the opinions expressed here are mine alone.