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!):
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.
There are also live animals outside:
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.