Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Museums

This week is Spring Break for Teresa. We're keeping it pretty low key this year, a few little things here and there. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a nephew/cousin, so we didn't want to be gone for too long. Yesterday we took the kids to  Exposition Park in LA, that is where the Natural History Museum is and the California Science Center, along with quite a few other things, but these were the two things that interested us. The Science Center was interesting, but not really worth a trip by itself, we spent less than 2 hours there and were pretty satisfied. You could probably spend a lot longer there with older kids. The NHM, however was quite fascinating. There was a lot to see, we spent a little over 4 hours there, we could have spent the whole day. But we wanted to check on the science center before it all closed. The NHM will open up a Dinosaur section this summer, we'll definitely have to go back. They had some dino stuff, but this new section is supposed to be quite a collection.
I took a ton of pictures, but here are a few highlights. I realize this is a lot of pictures, but it really is just a small selection
Nathan really wanted a picture on the frog

Teresa is about to be devoured by a T-Rex

NHM Main Lobby

Old car

There were so many interesting gems and rocks, we spent a lot of time in here


Peek-a-boo

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I loved how they had the animals displayed. There were so many


I loved this one, the beautiful painting in the background, with the fake flowers in the front, there's even a butterfly. Nathan thought that was amazing
A very small selection of the birds they had on display

Nathan in the discovery zone

This is also in the discovery zone, they had a lot of fun things to touch and look at in here

This is just outside the California Science Center (free admission)




infrared kids


5 comments:

~Elizabeth said...

How fun! Funny, I never realized how big polar bears were. Holy Cow! I'm glad I've never seen one up close then.

llcall said...

When we move to CA in August, we will have to meet up at some of these LA places! You seem to always know fun things to do and see!

Linda said...

What a fun, family adventure. I have never been to the museum. Thanks for sharing. A fun place to share with Grandchildren when they come to town.
Love, Mom

Jen said...

Any news on the new nephew/cousin? How exciting!

Jo said...

No new addition yet. For sure this week ;)