One of the joys of living next to a large city, is the many places that you can go on field trips. Denver has a multitude of museums that we can choose from. One of our favorite museums is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We love it so much, we bought a membership for the family.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has wonderful programs and Imax movies that they play. The one we saw yesterday was the Journey to the South Pacific. It is a beautiful story of a boy growing up in the islands of the South Pacific, discovering and learning all about the sea life that surrounds him. We are looking forward to seeing the other Imax movies they have showing at this time.
Another favorite area of the museum, is the Space Odyssey section. This area covers anything and everything that you want to learn about Space. My kids love to sit at the Shuttle docking game and try to park the space shuttle. I also love the many workers and volunteers that talk with the kids and let them ask any question.
I think my favorite area is the Wildlife section. They have different animals from around the local area, to the whole United States and even animals from around the world. The kids can read about these animals, look at what their habitat looks like and see what all they eat.
While we haven’t seen some of these animals alive, like the walrus and sea lion,
in the area we live in, we have seen live bison,
elk and deer. In fact, we see these often when we ride through the Rocky Mountains.
We enjoyed this little impromptu field trip. I love going places with the kids like this. There is so much hands on learning and it really does bring education and learning to life. If you ever do get out to Denver, CO, I highly recommend going to this museum.