We haven’t been to this zoo since the day Dave and I got engaged (It’s where we went after our Fenway Park engagement) and I was excited to take Avery to check it out. When we arrived we were shocked at the number of people there! It took us an hour to find a place to park and we ended up parking a mile from the zoo entrance (OK, not a full mile….it was .88-I used my running app to check haha)
Everyone in New England had come in for their check up with Doc! If you are planning to attend any of the other stops along the tour, I recommend arriving early and being prepared for possible long lines. The Doc is EXTREMELY popular!!
At this fun event with Radio Disney Junior, kids & families can experience Doc activities focused on healthy living and well-being. Kids will see how “there’s so much you can do…to take care of you,” and they can also be just like Doc and bring their toy for a check-up inside Doc’s mobile clinic.
After making our way in, and parking the stroller we got right down to business!
First stop: The Flex & Stretch station! DJs from Radio Disney were on hand to teach the kids (and parents) some fun dance moves and educate us all on the importance of being active. The two DJs had more energy than a toddler after nap time (drinking a red bull) Seriously, they were there, Dancing and singing ALL DAY! They really got the kids excited!
After we worked up a sweat we were brought in to the next station. Here we learned all about the importance of staying hydrated! This is important to our family since Dave was hospitalized for dehydration!! I used this as a reminder to him that water is so very important!! The activity was cute. The kids filled buckets and then poured them into funnels with hoses leading to Lenny! When he was full, he’d sound his alarm. Avery ended up pouring more water on herself then in to Lenny. Lenny’s Hydration Station was Avery’s favorite, she cried when we had to move on
Before moving on to the next station Avery spent some time visiting with Hallie and Doc. She just had to give Hallie kisses!
At the next station, Doc’s Picnic Time, we learned about eating healthy foods! While the concept was lost on Avery, she did have fun sitting with the older kids and coloring her very own placement!
And then it was time for our check up!!
Doc’s Mobile Clinic was absolutely adorable! They gave Avery a tiny lab coat to wear, and we headed inside! You can bring your own stuffed animal, but they had plenty of toys inside in case your forgot yours! Avery put on her stethoscope and got right to work! Daddy helped her check Stuffy’s heart and we weighed and measured him! He checked out, and got the all clear from Doc Avery!
When we were finished with the check up we headed outside where we had our photo taken! They give you a print of the picture, and then lead you to an area with ipads set up so you can tweet, facebook or e-mail your photo!
After our family photo, we were given a cute “goodie-box” and headed out!
Unfortunately, Doc herself was not Boston, but, kids and parents had the opportunity to meet real-life doctors from the Artemis Medical Society, an organization of more than 2500 female African-American physicians from around the world who formed their group after seeing a reflection of themselves in “Doc McStuffins.” Recognizing the opportunity to further inspire young girls, the group serves to nurture, mentor and provide the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce.
Our family had a great day visiting the Doc Mobile Tour! We would definitely go to an event like this again!
Scheduled Tour Dates:
Sunday, August 18
Franklin Park Zoo
Wednesday, August 21
New York, New York 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Times Square Disney Store
Sunday, August 25
Navy Pier Gateway Park
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1
San Antonio, Texas 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Friday, September 6
Fort Worth Museum of Science
Tuesday, September 10
New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, September 14
Centennial Olympic Park
Tuesday, September 17
Thursday, September 26
Los Angeles, California
Saturday, September 28
Phoenix, Arizona 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arizona Coalition For Tomorrow Kids Health Fair – Salvation Army Community Center
(Note: As of now The Doc will only be in these Cities: New York, San Antonio, DC, and Los Angeles.)
And don’t forget!! Season two of “Doc McStuffins” premieres FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) and Disney Junior (4:00 p.m., ET/PT). Guest voice stars for season two include: Geena Davis (“A League of Their Own”), Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”), Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”), Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster (“Anything Goes”), Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”) and Peter MacNicol (“Grey’s Anatomy”).