life & science museum outing

My parents and brother drove home today, but Tracy’s plane doesn’t leave until tomorrow. Since we had an afternoon to kill and nothing to do (and since we’ve been vegging out around the house an awful lot lately), we decided that getting out of the house sounded like a pretty good idea. We loaded up the car and set off for the North Carolina Life & Science Museum in Durham.

Tracy and Catie

I was tickling Catie to make her laugh

The Life & Science Museum is a combination of an indoor science museum and an outdoor zoo. There was a farmyard area, a butterfly pavilion, a bear/wolf viewing area, and a train that goes around the whole park. The train was the part Catie was most excited about, until it started moving. Then she was a little unsure about the whole thing.

on the train around the Life & Science Museum

After the train, we had a bite to eat (which was overpriced, yes, but surprisingly really tasty) and hit the butterfly pavilion. Which was a major hit.

Catie pointing at the butterflies

If you’re a local, I cannot recommend it enough. It was awesome, and we couldn’t even begin to cover the whole thing in the three hours we were there. I think we’re going to have to get a membership, since I imagine it will only be more fun as Catie gets older.

Tracy leaves early tomorrow morning, and we will be very sad to see her go. Especially Catie, since she absolutely loves her “Tray-ree.” Catie’s gotten a little bit used to having her adoring audience around her full-time, so going back to just boring ol’ Mommy and Daddy is probably going to be a rough adjustment for her. Poor kid.

2 thoughts on “life & science museum outing

  1. It sounds like a great outing. It’s so fun to watch the little ones on these trips. Their eyes just light up at stuff we adults take for granted.

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