Today we had lots of fun and stuff seeing lots of fun, stuffed animals.
I quote my friend Tanya in saying: the Bell Museum is a taxidermist’s dream. It was pretty dreamy for us homeschoolers, too! My friends & I got the kids together for an outing, first to the museum and then to an area park for a picnic lunch & a ton of playing.
Note to self: next time call ahead and ask about parking. 82-inch conversion vans and parking ramps with 84 inches of clearance do not go as well together as say, the peanut butter & jelly that the little woman has packed for lunch. When will I learn?
Oh well. It’s fun to park several blocks away from your destination! And it’s fun to ride the shuttle with all the college kids!
So, the Bell Museum of Natural History is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In addition to all the really cool stuffed animals (birds, beavers, mink, caribou, moose, and a grizzly, to name a few), they have a touch-and-see room where the not-so-squeamish among us got to pet a real live snake.
Alas, I wasn’t there for that. I was—ahem—on the shuttle.
Oh, and they even had a room full of PEEPS dioramas!!! My children were so pleased, having pored over these when they were published in the paper on Easter Sunday.
Anyway. This was our day and it was fun.
Here are three of my favorite photos: