Field Trip!

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.

Cookie and B10

GO eating her Grilled Nugget

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).

Lillian Gilbreth! YAY for "Cheaper by the Dozen"!

GO on the computer simulator.

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.  🙂

GO, Cookie and B10

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.

That's a giant hunk of ice...

Mum and GO on the frog....

Feeding "raindrops" in the vapor tube. It's going to rain on GO soon.

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.

B10 and Fish

GO and Fish (she kept saying "HELLO FISH - I AM GO! WHO ARE YOU?")

Just Fish

Both Caterpillars (and Cookie) sat with Bubba the Red-Ear Slider Turtle for a while.

Bubba the Turtle

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.  🙂

Cool Exhibit from the Memphis Children's Musuem

Can Entomologists go into space?

Two! I have two cutie astronauts!

She's quite the cutie!

Little Girl Astronaut

Exercising in space.

Science in Space (he had to work in a "Science Box" and preform and experiment).

Robot builder!

Sleeping in Space

"Chocolate" the Puppy w/His NASA Cap

Fun, educational and local – those are the best field trips!

Sacked out on the way home...

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Boo on 17 02 12 at 9:00 am

    I haven’t been there since we went the 1st time either, looks like fun. I love the space suits and that they let you guys what the video alone without all the field trip kids. 🙂 I will have to put that on our calendar to plan soon. Fun!


  2. Posted by Malenki on 17 02 12 at 10:16 am

    Looks like fun! Sorry we couldn’t meet you for lunch … :-/ Next time! 🙂


  3. Excellent post! I’ll be checking back for other great reads!


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