The Color Factory is an Awesome Art Installation For Kids to go See
This was opening week for the Color Factory and I was able to take Atlas on opening day. I was a bit nervous about how it would go since he is so young but it turned out to be fantastic!
I'm not going to lie, it's a lot of work with a young toddler like him but it's worth it. They don't let you take the stroller through the factory so I did a lot at carrying. Atlas is 30 pounds and wrestles with me when he doesn't want to be moved, so I was sweating!
The Factory is set up as series of rooms each with a color theme. The first is black and white where they serve charcoal lemonade then you go into an orange room that has orange objects all over the wall. You go from room to room like this interacting with each exhibit.
There is a green room with a life size coloring book made of wall paper and the markers are about 6 feet tall. There is a yellow ball pit, a confetti room, a pink staircase and much more. My favorite rooms were the blue room, the confetti room and the yellow ball pit. These were the ones Atlas had the most fun in so naturally we stayed in them the longest.
The blue room had a large balloon installation in it and it felt like a blue cave. Some of the balloons were bigger than Atlas. I liked that they allowed you to touch the balloons because Atlas went right for them.
The confetti room was just a room with a teal wall and the floor was covered in colored confetti. We were throwing confetti all over the place and Atlas kept rolling in it. He played in there so much that even his diaper was full of the stuff.
The last room is the large yellow room with the adult sized ball pit. There were a lot of people in the ball pit so it was a bit overwhelming but Atlas loved it. The pit is 3 feet deep so I had to hold onto Atlas in order not to loose him in the sea of yellow balls. He got to play in here for a while since it was the last stop before leaving.
I have to tell you guys that there were definitely a few meltdowns during the trip. Mainly because he was having so much fun in each room he didn't want to leave it. So he would cry every time I took him out of one room but he got happy again seeing the new colors and exhibits in the next room. The biggest meltdown happened when I took him out of the ball pit. I'm sure he could have stayed in there all day, but I was hot and tired and it was time to go. Luckily, Garden Creamery was there to save the day serving little yellow vanilla and banana soft serve cones. This was enough to distract Atlas mid meltdown and make him happy again.
So if you can score some tickets I definitely recommend going. If you have a young child here are a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable:
Don't arrive too early because they don't let you in until the exact time of your ticket
Remember you can't take your stroller past registration so bring a backpack with wipes, water and a snack
Wear shoes that you can easily slip on and off for when you go in the ball pit
Wear light comfy clothing because some rooms can get very warm
I hope you guys get to check this out! It is located 2 blocks from Union Square at 575 Sutter Street. They do not sell tickets at the door so check their website for availability www.colorfactory.co