Beaumont children make, compete with Lego creations

Young faces came out to the Beaumont Children’s Museum on Saturday where Lego Day event was in full swing.

This year, the annual event featured boxes and boxes of well-over 500 Legos, Senior Programs Specialist Samina Shaikh said.

The event featured Lego races, challenges with magnetic tiles and building pulleys, catapults, and bridges, along with games and more. Shaikh shared the day also includes clearing out display cases and adding the new creations.

Nederland Resident Forrest Mistric, 5, earned first place in the Lego Race with his boat-like model operated by static Marvel Comics and Star Wars fictional characters sitting on top.

“I feel like I was super awesome,” Mistric said. “It’s a boat with no wheels. It goes super-fast. It’s Venom and (Anakin) Skywalker (who appeared on the boat as Darth Vader).”

He and his family had never been to event but were there for a birthday party at the museum.

“We love the Children’s Museum,” His mother Megan Mistric, 32, said. “It’s always fun to come and let the children run and now that we have three little kiddos, it’s even better. You can kind of watch, they can be themselves and not have someone hovering because it is a safe environment to play.”

The STEM-based museum offers various events, like Lego Day, each month to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

“It falls under engineering and helps with building and imagination,” Shaikh said.

Moss Hill Resident Kaden Shipman also participated in the Lego race and was joined by his father. Following the race, he began making some new modifications to his car.

“It isn’t really as good as the other one — but I’m just building,” Shipman said digging in the tub of blocks.

Outside of the Lego activities on Saturday, there were still plenty of other areas for the children to play.

Jessie Broussard, 49, brought his grandson 7-year-old Keith Manard III to the museum. His grandson played in a display full of dinosaurs, which Broussard enjoyed watching because he knew his grandson was learning.

“It’s nice, I like it,” Broussard said. “…They get to experience more. … It’s better than going to a game room.”

Next Saturday, the museum will host a “Critters and Creatures Day” with neighborhood veterinarian centers. The all-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is basic museum admission of $5 per person.

“We will have snakes and all sort of creepy creatures,” Shaikh said.

For more information, visit the museum’s website and social media pages. The museum can also be reached at 409-347-7919.




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