Last week when Jeff's parents were visiting we took a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science since we had never been there before. I have heard a lot of good things about it so thought it would be something fun we could all do together. Right now they have a Snakes & Lizards display going on in one of the parts of the museum, so the kids were excited about that. We also saw the Space display which was pretty hands on- we saw an astronaut on Mars and learned a little about the climate on Mars, Colby and Hallie got to try driving a remote control rover and we got to see where on our bodies had the most body heat!! (I think our tongues might have won)
|The kids & I were sticking out our tongues!|
We also saw another section of the museum which had a lot of displays showing animals (stuffed ones) from different areas of the world and their habitat's. Colby was pretty intrigued when he saw a wolverine and it wasn't a member of the X-men!!! I made sure to tease him asking if it was the same one- he wasn't amused!!
|This is my one picture to prove I was there!!|
Next we had lunch at their amazing cafeteria style buffet! Their prices were very affordable and the food was great! After that we went and played in the children's area. The kids had a blast playing with big microscopes, wind tunnels, finding dinosaur bones and playing in front of trick mirrors. Colby had me cracking up till I was crying when he was looking in one that made him REALLY short looking- he was dancing around singing and it just looked too real!
|This snake was so friendly as well! He came to look at everyone that was looking at him!!|
|Learning about snakes!|
Next we saw the Egyptian display and the Dinosaur display- they were both very fun. The Egyptian display wasn't very big, but the Dinosaur one was. The kids had a good time learning new things at both.
|What is that?!?|
|The loves of my life!!!|
|This boy is growing like a weed! Gonna be as tall as me by next year I think!|
|Getting so big too!!|
|Believe it or not she is growing too!! (Her hair is a little worse for the wear!)|
After that we swung by the gift shop and let the kids pick out a small souvenir- very exciting!! After that we loaded up in the car to head home. We hit a lot of traffic and had a little one who needed to stop to go to the bathroom about 10 times...but we finally made it home and can't wait to go back again soon!!!