One of the great things my family did over the Thanksgiving break was to go see my sis and her family in Texas. She is a science teacher and knows all of the great fun and educational kids things to do. Really, I should just make her write this silly blog but her "to do" list is as long as mine + a full-time job. So, you're stuck with me. On this trip she took us to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This place is "shut the front door" Amazing! In my area we have a spectacular natural history museum and a spectacular science museum. This museum was like BOTH of those crammed into one with the addition of amazing architecture, an IMAX and about 100 other super cool things. Seriously, you could spend an entire day there.
One of the highlights was a short "movie" about the history of Texas from the beginning of time to present day, complete with 3D "spitting" dinosaurs and interactive seats that make you feel like you are in a time machine ride thorough history. Warning, not exactly for the faint of heart! I'll admit that I actually squealed when a giant, realistic T-Rex literally roared into our faces. My 4 year-old loved it! Crazy girl.
Next up, we headed to the gift shop. They had a great and unique selection of creative and educational gifts, not to mention a giant dinosaur slide made entirely from recycled materials. My daughter could have spent the entire visit just on the slide!