This week, the kids and I got to attend our first event as media. Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins was in town and we headed out to the Audubon Zoo to see her. Her visit was part of the #DocMobile national tour. Doc and her friends set out across the country to teach children about healthy habits, all while having fun!
Doc McStuffins Visits New Orleans
Upon arriving at the zoo, I was really surprised at how crowded the parking lot was. We had to park in the grass, something I don’t recall having to do at the zoo before. But then I saw the tents and trailer set up for Doc McStuffins. It was a huge setup!
The first thing we did in the tour was to stop at these game screens. Both children set to playing the game right away. According to my son, he had to catch food and fill a basket in the game. Sounds like fun to me!
Right next to the games was the Stretch and Flex station where kids were led through fun exercises and challenges. W walked right underneath the tent and started dancing. She still loves to dance!
We got in line to check out the Doc Mobile; next to it was Stuffy’s Imagnination Playground. The area was filled with blue foam blocks, tubes, and wheels. Kids were able to use their creativity to build all sorts of things to play with. My two decided to make a contraption to throw a ball through, but I wasn’t able to get a picture.
Right before we got to the trailer, we were handed these cute paper stethoscopes. C and W used them to check out Rocky and Annie, who had come with us.
The assistant standing outside the trailer actually encouraged us to stay outside, as it was even hotter inside it. (It was made of metal, after all!) She said that they had the same activities on the outside, right on the other side of the fence.
She hand the kids their own lab jackets to wear so they could conduct exams on their new patients.
Each table had a patient and several medical tools with which to conduct the examinations. Both “doctors” were very thorough in their assessments.
After the kids finished their medical training, they practically flew to the next station. They had both been eyeing Lenny’s Hydration Station while we were standing in line for the trailer. It was certainly a welcome sight in the heat! I believe that if you fill up the container in the middle of the pool, it will make some noises.
In the same area was Doc’s Picnic time. The children already new about the five food groups, so they were quickly able to find the appropriate stickers to put on the placemat. Well, one of them did. The other child wanted to go back to the water.
After we finished our placemats, we were given the opportunity to take pictures with Doc. Unfortunately, there was an hour wait time from our spot in line. Both kids were at that point ruddy cheeked, due to the heat and running around. We decided to head home, but not before we caught sight of Doc. I felt like paparazzi!
We had a great time playing and visiting with other Doc McStuffins fans. You can follow the #DocMobile tour on Facebook and Twitter. Season Two of the show is currently playing on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.