The Celestial Star Explorer features tons of interactive play features that kids can enjoy together. | Source: Manhattan Toy/The Toy Insider

Babies have a lot of work to do, especially after they hit their first birthday. Manhattan Toy’s newest activity center is sure to help little ones rocket toward those milestones. 

Designed for toddlers ages 1 and up, the Celestial Star Explorer is an epic wooden activity center that features four different quadrants of multilevel play. The space-themed set featured a beautiful, muted color palette and is fully adorned with rocketships, astronauts, friendly aliens, stars, planets, meteors, and pretty much anything else you can think of that’s related to space exploration. 

Toddlers can play with the Celestial Star Explorer while sitting or standing. | Source: Manhattan Toy

Toddlers will hone their fine motor skills when they explore the eight wire beans runs, 11 gliders, a springy crescent moon and rover solar panel, two clacking doors, five spinners, and a transparent door that slides up and down. There are so many engaging designs to keep toddlers totally entertained, and the center is large enough for up to four kids to play together. 

Whether babies are sitting, crawling, walking, or cruising, the activity center has something for them. There are interactive features from the top of the center all the way down to the floor, so babies can play on multiple levels. The set is also super sturdy so babies can use it to support them as they gain confidence in standing. 

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Adults will love the high quality the play space offers, while babies will gravitate toward the colors and engaging features. Assembly is easy, and no batteries are required with this low-tech toy that will double as a gorgeous piece of nursery decor. 

The Celestial Star Explorer is a dream gift for any new parent or the perfect present for a baby’s first birthday. It stands out among other activity centers for the incredible amount of features it offers, its unique design, and its high quality. The plaything is well worth a wish upon a star. 

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Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva, AKA That Toy Girl, is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of experience in the toy industry, Marissa is a trusted toy expert, providing parents, gift-givers, retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest news related to toys, games, kids’ products, pop culture collectibles, and licensed merchandise for adults. A board game pro and puzzle queen, Marissa spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, dominating at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. She is also a new mom to her baby girl Lucy Jo and has quickly become an expert in high-contrast cards, wooden toys, and plush. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Tamron Hall Show, Access Hollywood, Fox & Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @thattoygirl.