PHOTOS: Pints & Play at Flat Earth Brewing

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Pints & Play at Flat Earth Brewing // Photo by Aaron Davidson

It’s no secret that the people at the Minnesota Children’s Museum (MCM) know a thing or two about play. Most Twin Cities kids know this firsthand from visiting the downtown St. Paul museum, but the MCM is out to get a message across to adults: play is not only good for your kids, it’s really good for you, too.

Adults learn (and sharpen) many of the same skills through play that kids do, such as creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and more.

The MCM’s Pints & Play event series has put this principle on display at local taprooms, first at Tin Whiskers, then Bauhaus, and last week at Flat Earth Brewing.

Taproom tables were set up with pristine squares of clay begging to be molded into new creations, board games like Connect Four and Apples to Apples, plastic animals and dinosaurs, wooden blocks, even a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots game. Some attendees were hesitant to dive in at first, but as the evening progressed the clay became saddles, reins, and horns for the plastic animals and bouts of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots were attracting crowds and ending in cheers and jeers from the onlookers.

The last Pints & Play event in this inaugural series is 6-8pm on April 21 at LTD Brewing, but look for more to come in the future.

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Photos by Aaron Davidson

 

 
About Keith Grauman

Keith Grauman is the web editor at The Growler. When he's not drinking beer at work, he can be found homebrewing, reading comics or playing with his kids in the front yard of his south Minneapolis home.

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