Kidspace is one of our favorite museums and is close enough to be a day trip. The other cool part, we get in free because they have a reciprocal relationship with our Natural History Museum. Well, kind of free. Wanna hear the bad part, we still had to pay for one person. It turns out that the reciprocal is only good for 4 people. I might actually say that is prejudiced against big families. ;)
There is a trading nature post. You bring cool items that you have found (all from nature) and earn points. With those points, you can then buy other items that you think are better. Vera ended up with a neat purple shell and Keller bartered for a shark tooth.
We traveled down with Tata and her family. We even managed to stay together for a good 30 minutes before realizing that keeping our families together was impossible. Too many kids all wanting to go in different directions.
This would be Gus before his epic meltdown on the trike.
The petting zoo was a little anti-climatic. I think by the time we visited the animals had eaten 100 carrots each. Still, all three olders enjoyed the llama, but far the coolest animal in the zoo.
The would be Gus being adorable. Bucket head!!!
Making butter and spinning wool...all in a day's work.