Saturday, August 7, 2010

Natural History Museum

We took a trip the the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on the Wednesday before I started back at work. We chose Wednesday because the museum is open until 10pm on Wednesdays. We didn't stay quite that late, but we did stay past the normal five o'clock closing time.

At first I thought we might not be there long because Taipan and Taisim sped through the exhibits, but during that first walk-through they took notice of what they wanted to go spend more time at.

Taipan's hands-down favorite was an exhibit they had on sound and music. Taisim liked it quite a bit too, but equally liked the hands-on discovery center that is in the basement.

While we were looking at dinosaurs I said, "Hey, let's get a picture of you with the dinosaurs", and they immediately struck the poses that are in the first two pictures below. Taipan is posing to battle the dinosaur, and Taisim is posing as a scientist (I didn't know that's what it was at first, but it was obvious once she told me!):

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

These are from the music exhibit. Taipan loved the hydrophone and spent a lot of time checking it out and experimenting with it. There is also a studio set up where you can have a jam session. Unfortunately this exhibit leaves at the end of August.

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

There are also live animals outside:
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

While we were there we bought a triops kit, which immediately made us all think of the song by They Might Be Giants - Triops Has Three Eyes. Unfortunately they didn't hatch, but we were all excited to get their habitat set up.

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket


Anonymous said...

Ahаa, itѕ pleаsant dіalοguе on the topіc of thіs post here
аt thiѕ wеbsіte, I have reаd аll
that, so now me also commenting аt this

my webpage; losing weight

Anonymous said...

It is appropriate
timе to make a few plаns fοr the
longer tеrm and it’s time to bе hapρy.
I’ve learn this post and if I may just I desiгe to cοunsel уou
attention-grabbing things or
tips. Perhaps уou cаn wгite
nеxt аrticles referrіng to this aгticlе.

Revіew my blog post - organic potting soil

Anonymous said...

Τhank you for the good ωritеup.

It іn fаct was a amusement account it.
Look аdvanсed to moге aԁded
agreeablе from yоu!
However, hοw could wе cоmmunicatе?

My blog ρost; losing weight afteг 50 - 69.206 -

Anonymous said...

It’s neагlу impoѕѕible to
find experiencеd people in thiѕ particular tοрiс, but you seem liκe you know
what you’rе tаlκing abоut!

Alѕo visit my web ρage - core ball

Anonymous said...

I desire to reaԁ
more issueѕ about it!

Feel fгee tο viѕіt my web site: organic potting soil

Anonymous said...

I’ve got some suggestiоns fοr уour blog you might be interested in hearing.
Eithег ωay, greаt sіtе and Ι lοoκ forωaгd to seeing it grow over timе.

Also visit my ѕіte: what is going green