We spent a lot of time in the Humans and Nature section, which has a lot of stuffed animals (real ones, not teddy bears), Native American stuff, and a section on Ohio archaeology.
Adriana was so excited to see the different animals. She kept asking "Does that one bite? Can I touch his teeth?" re: every single animal. None of them seemed to scare her except the wolves (she is going through a bit of a wolf and coyote phase, constantly claiming they are hiding in any dark area of our house).
There was a live animal show going on, but we couldn't watch for long because Adriana kept loudly and repeatedly confirming tooth status and Lucy kept barking at the possum.
I feel like Lucia is generally much more mellow when we are going places and eating in restaurants than Adriana was at that age.
Most of the time she was just chillin' like a baby villain.
A Triceratops horridus...
And a Tyrannosaurus Rex (much bigger than the baby one they have at the main entrance). There is also a Haplocanthosaurus delfsi they call Happy. I would have guessed it was a brontosaurus, as I have rudimentary dinosaur knowledge at best. There was a table set up where the kids could touch fossils, which was a nice touch since Adriana had been dying to interact with the exhibits and was getting frustrated that I kept telling her no.
This giant heart was part of the whale exhibit. There were a lot of cool movies and stuff that I would have liked to watch if I wasn't with overexcited munchkins.
We grabbed a quick snack in the cafeteria and then headed to the Planetarium to watch One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. It was kind of a gamble because it was 3 and Lucy was due for a nap. We made it about 15 minutes before heading out due to Lucy yelling and Adriana loudly asking "HEY! WHAT IS GOING ON HERE??" a million times (re: the muppets running behind us due to the round screen). Good thing we bought a membership so the tickets were free!
|In the planet-arium|
Highly recommend!! But wear a sweater if you go - it's COLD in there.