Saturday, April 19th, 2008

A Night at the Museum

Last night, Susan and I spent the night at The Field Museum of Natural History. They host an event called, Dozin' with the Dinos! on select Fridays. This was an adventure with our niece and a nephew. They seemed to have a blast.

The evening began around 7 p.m. with several workshops to attend. These workshops consisted of activities like watching worms, looking at animal skulls, coloring butterflies, and more.

After the workshops, most of the regular exhibits were open to browse around. We explored the Chinese exhibit, What is an Animal?, meteorites, the timely earthquake display, and others.

Next was snack time. Much needed.

After snacks, we headed back upstairs for more workshops. We made snow goggles, colored Egyptian masks, and had our names printed in Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Then the lights started to turn off. We took a self-guided tour of ancient Egypt, and walked through the dinosaur exhibits. Very surreal seeing a dinosaur skeleton in a dark room with only a flashlight.

Once we hit 1 a.m., it was time to go to sleep in the Arctic World display. At 7 a.m., it was time to get up and head home.

"Hey, Dum-Dum, you bring me Gum-Gum." I can't decide if that was my favorite part of the movie, or every scene with Ricky Gervais' half-finished quips.
Mark Almighty   Saturday, April 19, 2008
I should have watched that movie before going. Eventually, it'll cycle through on Netflix.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sounds like lots of fun...except for the 6 hours of sleep part.
Leslie   Saturday, April 19, 2008
I should clarify. We had six hours of sleep on a marble floor covered by a thin layer of carpeting.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, April 20, 2008
Great fun-I hope to do something similar with our grands one of these days!
dannie   Sunday, April 20, 2008
dannie - Yes, I'm sure they'll enjoy it. By the way, I received the composting book last week. I just finished the book I was reading, so that's next. Thanks!
Bill Pearch   Sunday, April 20, 2008
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