Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Family Outing: Museum Free Day

Josh took the afternoon off on Monday and we headed down to the Nature and Science Museum for their free day. I was worried that the museum would be mazo but really it wasn't that bad and we all had a wonderful time. The museum is HUGE! We went with my mother in November and saw maybe 1/3 of it. I think we only got to see another 1/3 of the museum on Monday. We saw their gem collection, the north American wildlife exhibit, and the prehistoric exhibit. The boys loved the buttons that made the animal sounds in the wildlife exhibit. The dinosaur bones were pretty interesting too. They even had a skeleton of a pteranodon (Elijah's particular favorite).

Throughout the wildlife exhibit they had long benches down the middle of the room. The boys enjoyed "resting" on them. It was pretty amazing to be so close to the animals and really get an idea for how big the actually are. Walrus' are HUGE, moose are MASSIVE.

The deer exhibit had rubber ears you could play with the see how they funnel the sound. They also make you look ridiculous.

They also had phones where you could listen to information about the exhibit. Sam thought they were pretty cool.

If you look closely there is a pteranodon (not sure if that is technically correct but Elijah has labeled it such) hanging above their heads with massive fossils behind them.

The had a chart on the wall that compared the sizes of a T-Rex and a Bronciosaurus to a measure stick. Elijah didn't even make it to their ankle.

I would recomend the museum! There is so much to see and do and getting in FREE made it all the better. We had so much fun as a family. They are great people to be with.

Other Museum Free Days in 2009

Wednesday, March 18

Sunday, April 19

Sunday, May 31

Wednesday, June 10

Monday, July 13

Wednesday, August 12

Sunday, September 13

Sunday, October 4

Monday, November 2

Sunday, November 22


Misty Lynne said...

We've actually planned on going some time this next year. It sounds like a lot of fun, and my kids would love it. Thanks for the heads up on the size. We might plan a few trips now instead of just one.

Anna said...

I love your family of Goof balls! The picture of Sam on the phone is adorable. The ears are just too funny!