While the Fredericksburg location is not huge (it is part of a shopping center), it is well designed. For the most part, the various play areas are located along the sides and the middle area is kept open with only a few play centers that do not impact the flow of kid traffic. It feels spacious and it is easy for parents to keep track of numerous children at once.
When the girls need to get rid of energy, there is nothing better than the giant mountain of tires at the museum.
The grocery store play area is a constant favorite of my children. I'm not sure what it is about grocery stores and children. Is it that they spend so much time observing us in grocery stores and they want the opportunity to do it themselves? They do seem to love the opportunity to be the shopper and especially to be the cashier. The museum offers the kids grocery carts and shelves lined with food boxes as well as a produce section filled with plastic fruits and vegetables. After filling up their carts, the kids can head over to the checkout where they find a cash register as well as a sensor that allows them to pretend to scan the food. My girls spent so much time scanning groceries.