This year for Memorial Day weekend (and my birthday) we made a trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum. The boys loved exploring the different exhibits.
Henry (pretending to be Simon the Chipmunk--which he maintained all day) and Theodore (anxious to get out and play)
Simon and Theodore's first order of business: Excavating fossils
Second: Playing with dinosaurs
Third: Pretending to be dinosaurs
Fourth: Being a couch potato (and watching goofy people on a screen demonstrate how to be "active".
Who is that handsome man standing in the background?
Fifth: Working the ball machine
Sixth: Posing at the cardboard cut outs of Terracotta soldiers.
I think their faces in these photos are my favorite of the day.
Seventh: Checking out all the cool Lego displays and building with Legos (not pictured)
Eighth: Race around with and in Hot Wheels!
(This room was a mad house of excited kids and lots and lots of cars. These chipmunks loved it.)
Ninth: Exploring trains and tunnels
Tenth: Hugging the Museum mascot goodbye.
Henry, I mean, Simon, was an immediate fan.
Too bad the dinosaur ate him.
To get people out of the museum as fast as possible they have everyone gather for a parade (a.k.a. a mass exodus). What a brilliant idea, no? Too bad it ended in the gift shop with already tired parents having to say No to expensive goods. That life-size brain with all the parts included will just have to wait, my little Simon.
We then drove to Downtown Indianapolis (pretty sweet in some parts, sketchy in others) and ate at an Old Spaghetti Factory and we got to sit in the Trolly!
It was awesome. All in all, a good, fun family day.
P.S. There's SO much to do at this museum, you'll never see it all in one day.
Hope you enjoyed the pics.
Have a great night!