Friday, September 23, 2016

Exploring the Museum of Discovery and Sciences (September 2015)

Like I mentioned in my previous post, September is pretty magical.  School goes back in session so you can get entire museums, zoos, and aquariums, that are basically empty.  Also, if you've purchased the summer savings pass, it's good til the end of September; making it the PERFECT time to go!

Daxton and I decided we wanted to get as much use out of our Summer Pass as possible, so we chose the Broward's Museum of Discovery and Science for our adventurous day.  As we walked up to the museum, I could already tell it was going to be magical because no one was there!  We hung out by the large mechanical clock in the foyer for a few minutes so Dax could watch the gears and balls moving.  But after awhile the heat got too much and we ventured inside.  It's a pretty cool courtyard entrance though.

We walked into the museum and had the whole place to ourselves!  We checked out the little aquarium section first, where Dax about lost his mind when he saw the little sharks.  He also loved looking at the different fish and horseshoe crabs.

We continued exploring and found an awesome area teaching us about weather and electricity.  He loved pushing the clouds out and watching the lightening following his hands.

He was also super excited to see the Megaladon statue, although he refused to climb inside the mouth.

Up stairs we found some great interactive exhibits about our bodies and how they work.

He also LOVED the grocery store area, especially filling his baskets with all kinds of food.

We continued around the corner and found the most amazing models of all sorts of planes.  Daxton loved climbing in and out and pushing all their buttons.  He was in absolute heaven, especially since there was NO ONE there to complete with!

More planes...
He was super excited when he found a cool ambulance to play in as well.

To finish off our visit to the museum, we spent a lot of time in the children specified area.  He climbed on all sorts of trucks, build structures out of foam bricks, and sorted through foam shapes.

He also had tons of fun at the water table and bubble station.

As we left the museum, we decided to eat our lunches in the open courtyard so Daxton could watch the gears on the mechanical clock.  It was so sweet to see him so mesmerized by it all!

After lunch we decided to walk across the street to the riverfront.  It was super hot, so within minutes we were both sweating, but the views were incredibly beautiful.

My hot, sweaty, little man loved watching all the boats going up and down the river.  He also loved looking for manatees and any sign of marine life.

He kept trying to wave down all the boaters that went by in hopes they would take us for a ride.
I absolutely love the picture above.
He looks like he belongs in a yacht club or something, with his golden locks, shades, and polo shirt.  I couldn't help but laugh!
He definitely is a Florida boy for sure.

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