I have made it my goal to visit all the small museums in our small rural area. Some of them are very small. I am talking one room kinda small. I don't go in with high expectations but I usually manage to find something to love about each one.
My 4 year old daughters class trip to the Dino Days Exhibit presented the opportunity to visit a small museum that was was new to us. I decided that it was also the perfect time to take Joshua to see the new Jurassic World movie in 3D.
After some heart breaking toy shopping we left empty handed and hungry. I decided we needed a snack so we stopped at Panera Bread. A giant chocolate chip cookie and iced tea saved the day.
We found the museum with time to spare so we decided to pop into a few of the local stores while we waited for Amber's class to arrive. We spent a good 3o minutes looking at charms for charm bracelets and smelling candles before moving on to Dinosaurs.
After that we headed downstair to dig for dinosaur bones. My kids have done this many times before so it held there interest for about 2 minutes. We crept away from the group and checked out the non dinosaur exhibits. The pioneer kitchen was my daughters favorite part. She declared that the rest of the trip was boring. We rejoined the group to watch a short dinosaur cartoon that did not keep my interest. Amber and her class ate sack lunch and headed back to class.
Joshua and I had more dino plans. We headed to the movie theater to eat ridiculously large amounts of popcorn and watch the movie. The movie was the highlight of the trip for Joshua and I enjoyed it as well.
All in all, it was a fun day. Nothing breathtaking for me but better than sitting at home reading travel blogs all day.