When I started homeschooling last year it wasn't expected, I felt an incredible amount of pressure to get everything in, and all my glorious ideas of field trips flew out the window. I kept a mental list of field trips...the only thing is that nothing ever got checked off the list. Then I decided we'd do field trips on Fridays so we could have something to look forward to each week...which lasted one week. It isn't that I didn't like field trips, but things started coming up, or they came down with colds...I'm sure you understand and could probably add to the list!
Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC, a hands-on science museum which explores mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and so much more!
The aerospace and weather exhibits have been here for years. Instead of "hands" off signs, children are encouraged to touch and experience all they see. Even the space ship which Enos (the second chimpanzee in space) rode in is available for everyone to see and touch. The girls love this area and I love all the history from our own space program represented here.
Also located inside are wonderful exhibits of animals native to the area. The girls really enjoy the variety and I like that everything is behind glass!
Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out upstairs. Intricate examples of origami inspires visitors to try their own creations!
Insectarium and the Magic Wings Butterfly House. While I'm not a huge fan of the insectarium, I could stay in the butterfly house all day! The insecterium houses a variety of amazing insects, but again I'm thrilled they are behind glass...mostly! There is one particular spider which I was told did not stray from its habitat, usually. My husband likes it, but not me!
Beth loves the Dinosaur Trail. Beautifully crafted dinosaur statues line a walkway. Kids can see, touch, and climb on life-size dinos!
train rides occur every 30 minutes, when the warm weather comes Into the Mist is a great way to cool off, and special events run throughout the year! On April 20 the Shark Tooth Hunt begins!
Sprout Cafe. We all enjoyed the variety of food which was healthy, filling, and oh-so-good!
Now for a give-away! The Museum of Life and Science has generously donated a 1-day-family pass for a giveaway! There are several ways to enter. Take time to visit their website and tell me your favorite exhibit!
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Family Friendly: 10
Kids Engagement: 10
Likelihood to return: 10 (We may just come weekly!)
We received admission for our family to The Museum of Life and Science in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. No other compensation was received.