Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cousin Camp: Museum of Ancient Life

[click to enlarge] After the petting zoo, we walked over to the dinosaur museum. I had only been here once before when we attended a dinner, so I didn't know much about it. It starts off pretty slow, which was fine by us because it was so dark and cool inside. But the kids found plenty to explore, from the wee toddler corner to the interactive computer exhibits, the tunnels and ramps, giant skeletons and the archeological dig at the end. Grandma went with Sebastian until she realized that he was going to read every word of every plaque in the whole building. It was such a hit with the kids that Rob and I decided right there to get an annual membership so that we could bring them back.
Will and Charlie working on erosion landscapes out of water and sand. This kept all the boys busy for a good long while.
Maddie and Hazel made their own dinosaur, which was a really cute exhibit. This one is called the Cousinosaurus.
After everyone had dug out some bones, Grandma took us all out to lunch. The cousins had a great time playing and discovering together.
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Ann said...

Wow. You've been busy bees.

Jessica said...

Looove that museum. We haven't been since Jillian was a baby. Gotta do that the next time we are in the area.

Lois said...

What? You hadn't taken your kids there before? You go to Vienna and Germany and NOT the dinosaur museum?

We got a membership a few years ago and towards the end of the year the kids were begging me NOT to take them to see the dinos.