Monday, September 2, 2013

More goats than you'd usually see in a museum

Several months ago - May? June? - Lynn had a contest to give away family passes to the Museum of Agriculture. She had, if I remember correctly, 10 passes, and all you had to do was leave a comment to enter.

I'd never actually been to the museum, so I left a comment, and I won! (OK, the odds were good, but it was still exciting.)

On Saturday, I went to the museum with my friend and her 2 kids.

It was the perfect day for it - nice, but not too hot, and the forecasted rain meant that it wasn't terribly busy.
We got there around 10:30, and we started by checking out the horses, which were outside. They gave us a map and schedule of demonstrations, so at 11, we made our way to the "meet the donkey" session - which was, as it turned out, right by the goats. My friends daughter loves goats, and she was thrilled to watch them as we waited for the donkey. The donkey demo was interesting, and we got to pet her after the talk. 

We walked through the Learning Center, then went to the 11:30 Amazing Worms talk. The kids didn't want to hold the worms, but they enjoyed pumping water and looking through Energy Park.

Energy Park is also next to the playground, so we spent some time there before the Butter Making demo at noon. The kitchen where the butter making demo is is right by exhibits on tractors and bees, so we looked through those before heading out to the "Artifacts in Action" demo, where we saw how they size eggs and ground wheat into flour. By this point, we were starting to get hungry, so we re-visited the places the kids wanted to spend more time in, and then left.  

It was an excellent way to spend a Saturday - and, since it's a long weekend, there were still two weekend days left!

Thanks, Lynn!

1 comment:

  1. No problem - I'm so glad you had a great time! My youngest loves it there and we go often. Easter is awesome - all those baby sheep and chicks! I recommend :).