Jul 31, 2019

Adventuring - Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

Crafty got her mission call today!!

Except that she isn't going to open in until Friday, when she can have a little get together with family and friends. Any guesses on where she has been called to go?

We had a field trip today for Sport's Conservation Biology class. Oh, did I mention that not only are we planning for a family vacation starting on Saturday, but that it is the last week of the semester for Sport, and the first week of Football for Curly, and Girls Camp for Crafty and Scout? It's been a little hectic to say the least.

Dusting for bones.
One of our favorite new friends.

So we had originally planned to make a trip up to the Red Butte Gardens until we realized that we couldn't go there and get Sport any extra credit. We didn't get away until after lunch, but when we arrived, the museum was pretty quiet and we were able to wander for as long as we wanted. It was only the 4 of us this time, me, Sport, Baby Doll, and Twizlet. Curly stayed home to sleep since he got up before 7:00 AM to go on a 10-mile bike ride with his scout troop and he needed to be at his best for football practice since we are still in the tryouts week.

The girls loved the little zipline! We were too big.

Playing in the water and the sand. Thanks for the lift, Sport!
I love the Ancient Life Museum and pretty much everything else at Thanksgiving Point, but it is so expensive! Teach told me about some passes she had gotten called Salt Lake Connect and since I found them even cheaper on Groupon, I bought 3 of them. Baby Doll didn't need one since she is under 3. Those passes are pretty neat. They have a dozen or so venues on them and I would like to go to almost all of them and we have a whole year to do it.

But I digress...

Looking for more bones, this time at the quarry.
Back at the Museum we learned all about plant and animal life and how it was created by God, but in a scientific way (I added the part about God, the museum doesn't say anything about that). My favorite parts are the interactive things for the kids. They kept Twizlet entertained while Sport was collecting the information for his report.

Baby Shark doo doo doo doo...
Really, I think the best way for me to tell you about the museum is just to show you. Oh wait, I did that already!

And that, my friends, is that.

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

Well, another fun adventure for you and your children. I love how you get discounts on events and etc. I really like the museum at Thanksgiving Point; it is a fun interactive one.
Loved the photos and reading about it.
Blessings and hugs for all!