Nee aw Nee aw....what's the sound? It sounds like the siren of a shiny red fire engine, making it's way to the Fire Museum of Texas!
Didn't think you could have a whole museum JUST on fire fighting? Think again! In fact, the museum has an incredible collection of not only fire fighting equipment, but also fire engines themselves! Want to know something else really cool? Some of these artifacts date back to 1856 - now that is a lot of fire history to uncover!
The Fire Museum of Texas is a great family museum, because they have made it fun to learn. The whole family can discover the history of the fire service, and all the incredible advances they have made through the years.
Kids can even dress in fire gear, and actually experience what it's like behind the wheel of a fire truck with the American LaFrance simulator. How amazing is that!
Pluggie the Robot is there where kids can practice fire drills, and even watch fire safety videos in the Fire Theatre.
A popular place with kids at the museum is the Activity Center. It's here you get an educational look at fire safety and prevention. Kids get to see where those brave fire fighters sleep at night, and even take a peek down the hole where they slide down when the alarm goes off!
A highlight is also the miniature two-storey house where you can have the chance to actually practice fire escape drills, dial 911 and go through the process. It's a great skill for kids to have just in case it might actually save their life.
The collection is filled with items from all around the world too, and don't miss the photo opportunity with Smokey Bear!
A fun experience with important life lessons at this Texas fire museum. Nee aw Nee aw...there it is again!