D is for Dinosaurs
There is a fancy shmancy brand new natural history museum up at the University that has free days once a quarter, but you have to reserve tickets. My friend who is a docent there never fails to let me know when tickets become available for the free day, but I never remember to get them online until there are no more to be had.
But finally! Success!!
I was able to get 5 tickets last Saturday and we spent three hours or so at the museum in the afternooon. We could have stayed a lot longer I’m sure if not for the 2-year-old who was finally headed for a meltdown. We hurried past the last few exhibits. It’s really a gorgeous place though and so much more inviting than the old museum. I’m sure we (or I at least) could have spent all day exploring everything there was to see. In the lobby was a cool glass display wall (so much more than just a display case) of Utah artifacts.
The old museum had room for maybe three or four dinosaur skeletons and a mammoth. In contrast:
Outside “digging” for our own dinosaur bones:
There were several different rooms with toys and games to explore, and quite a few hands-on exploration stations throughout:
Looking out towards downtown and the Great Salt Lake (through some really bad air) from the terrace on the highest level:
It was about this time we realized E had had enough, but we can’t wait to go back!