We were given two free tickets to the Museum of Life & Science in Durham from a friend.... only stipulation, we had two days to use them! Off we went to the museum on Sunday!
Museum opening at noon coupled with a 25 minute drive there meant Kade slept soundly for the first bit of roaming about. That was fine - we occupied ourselves inside for a few before heading to the good stuff outside!
Brock found a shady spot with a slide!
After a quick lunch, we went right to the butterfly enclosure. So sweet watching all the lovely butterflies over our heads - Kade liked it, but Brock has this love/hate relationship with bugs now. He's curious, but doesn't want them coming anywhere near him.
This fear of bugs meant we didn't stay too long in the butterfly zone.
Next stop - the dinosaur trail!
Whoa Kade - there's a big one right behind you!
Along the way, there's a dinosaur dig site filled with dirt that was trucked in from an area in Eastern North Carolina that is rich with marine fossils - specifically, a mine that used to be on the ocean floor! They don't contain any dinosaur fossils, but full of ancient sharks, fish, corals, and shells! (blurb taken from the website)
This part was really cute - the boys loved digging in the ground.... in the very, very, hard ground. I showed Brock how to use the sifter and he did actually find a few shells!
By this time, it was hot outside.... this may have been the conversation with one little boy....
Brock: I have to get on, I'm too hot!
(He wanted to stand on the platform of the stroller)
Me: We moved to North Carolina and it's hot in North Carolina.
Brock: It's too hot here! Let's go back to Washington!!
Sorry kid, it's only going to get hotter, so brace yourself!
But..... I'm also with him..... Let's hurry and do all the fun outside activities now and then sit by the pool come June 1st! ;)