After visiting both Museum of Ice Cream and Candytopia I knew I had to check out FUNBOX when it came to town. This time I bought my whole family for a fun adventure.
What is FUNBOX? It’s an interactive walk-through toy land with 24 large art installations and exhibits. Antonio Nieves, the founder of FUNBOX, collaborated with artists, engineers, and designers from all corners of the world to design and construct these 24 experiences. They used over 60,000 pieces to make FUNBOX a reality, including: Pool Noodles, Sticky Notes, Bananas, Flowers, Giant Crayons, Teddy Bears and much, much more.
We started the exhibit in the teddy bear tunnel. Sarah wanted to pose with the teddy bear key chain she was given as a gift while waiting in line.
Next up was the crayon room and sea saw.
To walk through the next room you go through a beautiful tunnel of hanging flowers.
We walked into a room filled with balloons. Kids had a blast here!
Around the corner was the post it room and pinata horse. My usually very smiley boy would not sit still for a picture. Sarah on the other hand was all smiles this day.
Next up was a room where kids got to climb a poop emoji and across from it was a Simpson’s upside down room.
Then it was time for the pink pig room. Sarah got to feel what it’s like to sit in a piggy bank.
Nearby was the angel wings room. We each took our turn being an angel.
The kids went bananas in the next room.
Hear no evil, see no evil.
While waiting for a timed room the kids ran up and down the noodle hallway. Hubby and I had fun running in and out as well!
Next up was the rainbow throne. The kids and I sat together in this room.
While we waited for the timed room, we danced out our sillies on the light up dance floor.
The “star” room as the kids called it, was worth the wait. We got 2 private minutes to dance around, play and check out the lights.
After the “star” room was the ABC room. We each found our first letter of our name and sat in the bench waiting our turn for the next room. You couldn’t touch the letters in the room so that kinda sucked.
The last and final room was also timed so we hung out with a few emoji’s and some more cool post it notes in the hallway.
Swimming in the Fruit Loops pool was definitely what drew me into the FUNBOX, but I wasn’t a huge fan. The spoons were too big for the space and the fruit loops weren’t soft like the marshmallows in Candytopia or like the sprinkles in Museum of Ice Cream. However the idea was really cute and the kids had fun.
Jacob was more interested in stacking the green “Cheerios” then taking pictures.
All in all it was a fun Sunday adventure with the family!
Here’s the scoop!
Buying tickets online are encouraged, but some walk ups are available throughout the day.
Ages 13+: $17
Ages 5-12: $12
Ages 4 and Under: High Five with a FUNBOX Employee
FUNBOX hours are:
Sunday-Thursday: 11AM – 7:30PM
Friday: 11AM – 8PM
Saturday: 10AM – 8PM