Today, since both B10 and GO were still out of school, we went on a field trip to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. We have been once before (back in 2007), but not really since then (or at least I hadn’t been). GO certainly had never seen the exhibits, and it was fun to see how things had changed.
We started off with lunch at Chick-fil-a (B10’s choice), and I didn’t get any pictures of a cow or any other food. But GO got a balloon (that is what is tied on her wrist).
It wasn’t a far drive from there to the center, and other than one school group (of very rowdy teens – ugh), we had the place to ourselves. There were the standard exhibits down the center hallway, along with a traveling exhibit about the Society of Women Engineers (called Petticoats to Sliderules).
It was great when we wanted to watch the movie, they actually let us pick the time, then closed off the auditorium and let us watch it alone. :)
The standard “Water” Exhibit was there and GO enjoyed all the little kid things, while B10 enjoyed playing in the real water and with the giant ice cube. I got a little annoyed with the teens when they started to get in the ball pit and climb on the frog around GO. It’s not an exhibit for High School Students, so it’s not like MY kid was in THEIR way.
So we finished there, and headed to the big fish tanks. B10 liked trying to find each fish on the placards, while GO just kept talking to the fish.
Both Caterpillars (and Cookie) sat with Bubba the Red-Ear Slider Turtle for a while.
The current traveling exhibit is “Life in Space”. It was a pretty cool exhibit – my favorite part being the Space Suits they could dress up in. I have the best looking astronauts in the world, I think. :)
Fun, educational and local – those are the best field trips!
~Mummy Butterfly )i(