The name of the museum should actually be The Eloise and Harriet Otto Museum of All Our Dreams Coming True.
There is a small and very manageable area containing a wealth of things that my kids, and maybe yours, love to do. It is set up as sort of a Swedish immigrant's journey to America. You can play in the replica of a Swedish house and tend to the animals on the Stuga. There is an assortment of chores that you will witness your children gleefully doing--hanging laundry, milking the cow, feeding the baby, shaking out the rugs. You'll begin to wonder why it is that, at home, they cry and writhe on the floor every time you ask them to unload the silverware.
When you realize that there might be a better life for you in America, you can swing by the immigration officer, get your passport stamped and board the ship to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
On the American side you can pick vegetables from the garden, catch some fish in the stream below a little bridge, and prepare a meal for your new family.
This is a great place for my girls because they love to pretend with old-timey things, they love to dress up, and apparently they would love to leave their homeland.
setting out on a long voyage
provisions for the trip
working hard on the farm
of course, harriet managed to find some
picking some goodies from the garden
hosting her first meal in america