Sunday, February 21, 2010

Museum Field Trip

I decided to take the kids to our local County Museum on Friday.  I hadn't been there in close to 10 years.  I knew it wasn't real big and should be the perfect size for little ones.   Some of the best exhibits from my childhood were still there (40 years!!) like the dinosaurs, trains and rocks (including a small room with a black light since many are florescent).   In addition, they were having a special exhibit Snoopy Soars with NASA to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing (it happened 9 days before I was born) where the kids could try on astronaut suits.   It was a good trip.  Since the museum is small and doesn't tend to be crowded it was possible for the kids to roam wherever they wanted to.

Vicki face-to-face with a stuffed black bear.  There was a room of stuffed animals - many of which I remembered from when I was a kid.

Georgie looking through a photo board.
Georgie dressed in his space suit.

Vicki's space suit.
Vicki looking at the trains.
Georgie playing at the train table.
Vicki playing a music machine.  Rotating the handle forced pins to hit against xylophone-type plates and make music.  The same room had a bunch of punchcards that could be fed into machines using a handle and would play songs like "Happy Birthday".
There were a bunch of phones to listen to and hear information about various things about sound and technology.  George liked listening to many of them.

The museum was a really fun trip.  I definitely think we'll be going back again soon since we didn't really have a lot of time to play as much as the kids would've liked.  


  1. hi! I came over from the skylands email loop. where is this museum? it looks great for my youngest. (post it on skylands if you don't want to say here)


  2. Hello,
    The museum is Morris Museum located in Morristown NJ. It's a fun place and very easy for keeping track of little ones since it's never crowded. I did post on the Sky board as well since others may be interested and included a link to the Museum's webpage.

  3. Hi there,
    I also landed from the same group Monica mentioned :) I recognized the museum, it is one of our favorites. It is FREE on Thursdays between 5-8pm, which is when we go. Let us know when you go next and we can meet up! I have a 6yo and 2yo girls.

  4. That sounds great! I can't seem to figure out how to send a private message from here but my email is on the member list for our group if you want to send a message and we can make plans privately. I think I found you on the list but I wasn't positive if there might be another Alina. I'm the only dottie on there.