"Yes! The zoo! I love the zoo," exclaimed the almost five year old.
"The rhino has a butt!" shouted the wee Chickadee.
It was decided. After cinnamon rolls and the struggle to get showered and dressed we would head to the tippy top of the mountain for the zoo.
Only problem, on the drive up, on the foothills of the mountain, it started to rain. A very light rain mind you, but rain nonetheless.
Mom and Dad did not want to get wet. Seeing the light drizzle on the windshield inspired the Dad of the family to change our course. "What if we go to the new natural history museum instead of the zoo, " he asked?
One boy was psyched. "Sweet!" he declared, "I love dinosaurs."
The other boy was disappointed because you see, the rhino has a butt.
We called in the car to make sure that said museum was open and once it was confirmed, we headed up. Luckily, the new natural history museum is just three minutes away from the zoo. We got a space to park, admired the view and headed in.
Let me tell you, the museum is awesome. It is the perfect mix of hands-on kid stuff and grown up fact stuff. It is bright and colorful and dark and dinosaur-y. The exhibits are laid out well, the museum flows exceptionally and before you know it, you are at the very top, on the 5th floor, looking at the most amazing, spectacular, breath taking view.
Take a look for yourself.
Anyway, I was impressed and we had fun. In the end, we signed up for a season pass, applying our admission for the day to the final cost for our family to return as often as we'd like. It was a pretty cool day.