Thursday, October 16, 2014

Natural History Museum

 The Salt Lake County Library's summer reading program included free tickets to the Natural History Museum for those who completed the program. They reserved a specific day for patrons to attend. There were a lot of people who showed up for it, but the museum is so large, we were able to do everything we wanted to. There's still more to discover another time. The kids had a great time, and look forward to returning. 

Chad and I split up at first: he with the older three, me with Mira and Matthew. 
There was a hands-on station where the kids got to hold several different insects, including this hissing cockroach. Micah loved it.
 Ella, Colin, and Micah learning about animals native to the area.
 Too bad we didn't happen upon this section until the very end, when the museum was closing. It was all about cells. There was a microscope, and the kids were putting their fingers and other things under it to see close up what it looked like. That is fascinating, and I wish we could have spent more time there. Next time!
 The girls are assembling a cell:

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