Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fridays at the Museum

I've discovered the best time to go to the Children's Museum...3:30 on a Friday afternoon. The school groups are gone and there's only 1.5 hours until closing. It's practically empty and fabulous. So much so that when he saw us looking on the map for the Barbie exhibit, a staff member graciously walked us right there (cause he had nothing better to do). I love it.

1.5 hours is enough time to explore some dino bones, check out the penguin exhibit and slide, and finish with a little Barbie.

btw, I went down this slide with Tessa a couple of times and some guy offered to take my picture. I think my response was "oh hell no".

We did miss the carousel, which I will now remember closes at 4:45. But the museum staff have a genius way of emptying the building, having an 'end of the day parade' down the spiral ramp. "Rex" the dinosaur and staff guide everyone right to the lobby (gift shop) and wave goodbye.

Much more peaceful than when we visit in the morning and through lunchtime. More peaceful means more fun when it comes to small children.

Afterward we met Jeremy for dinner and I broke off to go to a Pampered Chef party. I was out until 11pm!! Crazy fun day, indeed!

1 comment:

phasejumper said...

Sounds like fun! I love the parade idea!