Della and I decided we needed to get out the house, after a long week, so what better place to go, on a dreary day, than the museum. I have not been to the Museum of Life and Science since I was is in grade school and that’s been a long darn time. It was exciting to share this experience with her and discover new things together.
The Museum of Life and Science is in Durham, NC. Looking from the outside, you would never expect the amazing adventures that lie ahead. We started the day with some music in the musical instrument section outside. Della loved the drums and I must say, my baby got rhythm. We then moved over to the farmyard, to look at the baby animals, before heading off to the train.
The train makes two circles around the park. While riding you can spot dinosaurs in between the trees, animals statues, a giant tree house, and wonderful artwork. Right before pulling into the the train station, the train enters a tunnel and every one is encouraged to scream as loud as they can. Della and I definitely got our scream on.
The Magical Wings Butterfly House was amazing. Who knew so many types of butterflies existed. The museum has a butterfly conservatory that feels like a tropical paradise. All I needed was a beach and I would have been in heaven.
Inside the museum, there is an art gallery and a place for kids to create their own art pieces. Della’s favorite part was definitely the weather center. She got to see how clouds and tornadoes form and how changes in the atmosphere affect our weather.
There’s so much to do in at the Museum of Life and Science but we couldn’t fit it all in one day. After a good three hours, we were exhausted. I see us spending many days here this summer. Since we love going to different museums and science centers, I signed up for a membership. The membership has great benefits, such as – free entry into the center, early entry for special exhibits, discounts at the center store and cafe’, and discounts or free entry into affiliated science centers around the world.
So, if you’re bored and looking for something fun and educational, check out your local museum or science center. It’s a great way to play and learn at the same time.