Funny thing about planning this trip...I forgot that it was June. It was HOT (although, I think this keeps the crowd low). Of course, Grant didn't notice. As soon as the doors opened to the outside exhibits, he was ready to go play. First stop being the new play ground.
|Husband always calls him a monkey and this monkey|
was more than happy to climb all over that stuff!
After the climbing we moved on to their barnyard animals. This exhibit was really smelly that day, especially with the heat. I don't typically pay too much attention to animal smells but it was hard not to. Even Grant felt the need to announce "Yuck! Something POOPED!" But while in the barnyard exhibit, Grant found some saddles to play cowboy with. He asked me to take his picture for Daddy.
We moved on to the "bug house" after that. Grant loves all the creepy-crawlies in there. On our way in I saw a bunch of black-eyed susans. They were my mom's favorite flower, it always brightens my day when I see them!
|Huge cockroaches (or "coproaches")|
|Some fish in a little pond that's inside the butterfly room|
We still had some time to kill before our train ride so we wandered up to the dinosaur trail. This was all Grant talked about on our drive to the museum!
|Telling this Albertosaurus that he needs to be nice|
|Can you tell he's sticking his tongue out at me?|
And then we wandered down to the wetlands are to hunt for turtles.
|And we found some! A lot, actually.|
|Grant & Mama Day selfie! (I hate that word)|
I don't think we'd ever been this sweaty but
we were enjoying our day together!
The bears and wolves exhibits are down near the wetlands so we tried to get a peek a them but they were all hiding. It was too hot for them too! So we circled back to wait for the train.
|You wouldn't think that it will get you as wet as it does|
(especially if you get down on your hands and knees like
Grant did and stick your face right in a mist sprayer).
|(This one seemed a little dangerous to me...those|
stones/steps were a little slippery!)
Across from the mist, there is a spot tucked back in the woods with these mounted drum type things. You use them to shoot air at this shiny thing (for lack of a better word) and watch how it moves. We had a lot of fun there too (especially when Grant figured out where to aim and how hard to hit the drum)!
Next to the mist they've got a little pond with sailboats, so Grant tried that out (it didn't work out well).
We wandered around a little inside the main building.
|Fun interactive wall|
|Grant loves the "rocket ship" at the entrance.|