Monday, February 16, 2009

Museum and Trains

When we found out on Wednesday that Beloved got a new job we decided Friday was the day to have a "Family Day." The children had been asking to go to the Creation Museum for a while now. So we were able to borrow passes from some friends and we left very early Friday morning for the Museum south of Cincinnati. It was not busy at all and since this was the 3rd time for the older two we let them do things at their pace. Fair warning...this post will be image heavy, but there is a lot I won't post (our camera is on it's last leg). Anyway, Little E hasn't been there in a year so there was a lot of "Oooooooohs" from him. :-)

Big T thought this guy in the bookstore was pretty cool.

Little E wasn't so sure about one of the dinosaurs. He didn't get scared, but....he was very cautious.

He definitely wasn't sure about this dinosaur and neither was Sweet E.

This one was more their "speed." The older two didn't mind posing for the camera with this one.
Since they were done with the museum so quickly we decided to take them to a new place we learned about. It is called EnterTrainment Junction. I think it is less than a year old and it is located North of Cincinnati on 75. Anyway, the building is about 9,000 square feet and almost all of it is of trains! Little E loves trains right now and the older two enjoy them so we thought it was appropriate. They even have a play area for children part way through the walkthrough.

Here are some pics from the play/learning area. Little E shoveling coal. :-)

A lot of hands on things for the children.

Little E spent almost his whole time at this table playing with the trains.

The older two spent their time at the play area on the back left. They loved the slide and climbing wall.

And the train displays are amazing. They should trains through the different eras and everything is built by volunteers I believe.

There were many trains that ran over bridges that were about 9 feet in the air. It was the most impressive display I have ever seen and the children loved it. I am hoping to take the children again with my Dad sometime since he enjoys trains a lot as well.

1 comment:

Marci said...

I am so glad you had a good day!!! See you later today!!!