Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two Boys and A Museum

Hello, friends, another day out for the family. This post is for those who love kids, have kids, are kids at heart, and/or enjoy family time. Please enjoy our day with us at the Museum of Life and Science!
At the entrance...

Yes, ma'am, just being good over here...

Trying out a shot - at some Weather Area....

Then we entered a room and saw the following...


Sorry, guys, the 'gator shots weren't too good...

Fishies...


Turtle-y....


Little Miss Prissy Groundhog...




We then spilled out into a craft room...

AJ said he was making tracks...

And M a tower...
We walked into a Weather Station or something...


No, that wasn't hot...
And some Fossil Room of sorts...
Rocks, crystals, gems on this side...

You push that button on the wall for light effects...

Something, haha...


Then we headed out...

Summer camp was in full swing! Staff everywhere as guide for other visitors!

Yippeee, a train ride! Ten minutes and two rounds of this, with dinosaur-sightings at the side, and a tunnel where we howled....

Sure took a good while before Conductor Tom tooted that whistle. M managed to scrape a knee from jumping over one of those chains on the far left from boredom. (Sure, mom had an ever-ready band aid. :0)

Had plenty of time to monkey around the bars, whew!

Tried the seat on for size, hehe. M sat with me and AJ with Aris..

Ten to go, smile for a quick snap!

Chug-chugging on. I hope you can tell I was worried about the poison ivy scare again seeing how close those green thingies were, haha!
After that ride, we trekked...
The outdoors were a lot of fun...
Entrance to the Wilderness...

Too bad, staff only, no public access yet...

The boys and an awesome view...

Black Bear (ursus americanus) coming out of some cool bank...


Hand on a Black Bear's fur...


They were good! They identified the blueberries and apples! There were holes on top of those white cannisters and the answers were under those black flaps.


Look at all that, what do you make of it?

Each button corresponded to an animal sound - this was a lot of fun!

Doing their stream thing

Ponds and greens and trails and bridges everywhere...
Lemurs - these ones were allowed out.

We'd covered sooo much ground by this time, all of us hot and sweaty, but he looked like a happy camper...
This here's at an area called Catch the Wind...
The boys steered their boat with the pink and white sail quite well. We all learned about sails and boating today.

Giving that rudder a run for its money

A very determined sailor, I tell you - "NO!!! Me, me, me!!"

U-huh, good to know...
This was a contraption that showed Travelling Seeds (like dandelions, maple). The kids put a magnetized paper below that moved up, up, up, until it reached the top and got blown down and away by the wind. AJ had fun here.
And this here's the Farmyard...

Sheep, hogs, goats, etc. everywhere
For the hogs
Back inside...
Aerospace wonder

Inside Apollo 11, doing a loud countdown before pressing one of those buttons

AJ's signature good bye, as you know. :)
Hoo-boy, what a lengthy thing! I had omitted several pictures already, including those of side trips to the scientific play areas - with sand, contraptions all the way from the ceiling to the walls and floor with balls rolling, etc. And we had not even seen the Insects Area! The boys had had two sets of change of clothes - AND that wasn't quite the end of the day. We had at least two more stops before going home. That's another post. :) Thank you all!























































16 comments:

betchai said...

wow, what a great educational trip for your boys Che, and they had fun too :) who says that learning is boring? teehee! Love your dress, you look so cool and comfy, and i enjoyed looking at the pictures too.

Jesusa Arevalo said...

dako dako na an inaanak ko! gurang na talaga ako, hahaha.

Middle Ditch said...

That was a real education. What a wonderful place to go to with the children. So much to see and do!

kulasa said...

hi sis! thank you for the sweet chat yesterday he he he...i also love you dress! i wish i had a waist as sexy as yours he he he...my favorite photo here is the one with a caption that says-"ten to go, smile for a quick snap"..who took the picture sis?...mwah! kisses to Matt and AJ, have to go, my little boys want to play he he he...

rainfield61 said...

What a happy family trip. Your kids are sweet.

skyblue said...

well, you sure got your family time but something is missing; THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND HIS HORSE..

cherie said...

bethsky: haay, kapagod, beth, haha! learning is never boring when you have your mind into it, kahit chem. mamahalin ko, beth pag ikaw nagturo, hihi! thank you, oh i adore sundresses, esp. under 90 degrees!

grace: bay-i pagsabi na gurang ka na kay ako man, haha! sarawayun ini! palanat pa kami na duwa sa museum nakatiniil siya, mayad ngani nabalikan ko pa an sapatos...

cherie said...
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cherie said...

zen, walang anuman, doc. sarap mo ring ka-chat, hihi...i am no less thin than you are - mag-sundress ka rin lagi. thnak you for your kind words - si matthew nag-take nun, nahiya pa ako at andaming nakatingin, hihihi...

cherie said...

hey, rainfield, i should have looked for mushrooms, but the boys (who remember to be sweet at times, thank you, sir, for saying they are) kept me on my feet, hahaha!!! may i borrow your black mushrooms for a blog later? thank you for visiting my site!

cherie said...

my dear girl, nits, si aris na si theodore roosevelt, at ang kabayo yung train, hahaha - pwede rin yung dinosaurs! :) thank you, my dear!

Cher said...

thanks for sharing this che, kyla and i had fun looking at the pictures. we've been to a science centre last year, this post is a great reminder for me to organise our family day out pictures and share with kids and kids at heart too. ;-)

rainfield61 said...

Why not? Go ahead. It is my pleasure indeed.

cherie said...

hello, monique, of middle ditch! i'm sorry, ma'am, i was re-reading my replies to comments and my reply to yours had typo errors so bad i decided to send you another one! thank you for gracing
my page, adn indeed i love the middle ditch anecdotes i've been going back for more and more. keep going, please. you are very good.

Ayie said...

pretty sun dress! too bad that kind of stretchy tube on the chest part hugs mine too much i feel not so comfy.

haha aside from the dress, that was a lot of fun for kids and also i think if i were to go there i'll enjoy it so much too.

cherie said...

haha - thanks for the sweet words, ayie! go ahead and wear your sundress! and yes, the kids had a lot of fun! thank you, dear...

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