This past Friday we had a brand new adventure -- a trip to the Nature Museum. The Nature Museum, located close to Freedom Park in Charlotte, is owned by Discovery Place (which we are also big fans of). It's significantly smaller than Discovery Place, but it was easier to get to and the perfect way to spend a couple of hours with friends.
Camille had the perfect little shirt and bloomer set that my mom made her ... butterflies, snails, and worms!
I think the part the girls enjoyed the most was the butterfly pavillion. They got to see all different colors of butterflies flying around and landing on the flowers.
And my fearless daughter also got THISCLOSE to a bird.
(I think the bird was interested in that little piece of Goldfish stuck to her pinky)
And a skunk! A real live skunk ... behind glass, thank goodness.
Other than this, the girls splashed at the water table, played with lots of fun nature-inspired toys, went down the slide, and saw a puppet show with a good life lesson about respecting nature. Both Camille and Gigi fell in love with this cute push toy. It's always fun to see what toys children gravitate towards when it's not at their home.
I would definitely recommend the Nature Museum as a great way to spend an hour or two with little ones! I know we will be back.