There is a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah and you know what that means! Field trip time! I was shocked to look back and see that the last time my family had visited was 3 year ago! Why do the kids have to grow so fast? The bad news is that we were WAY over due for a visit since this is one of my kids favorite museums in SLC. The good news, some of their favorite parts of the museum back then are still their favorite parts today. The new Maya Exhibit was incredible and I want to hurry back for anther visit before it's gone on May 27th!
Our crew is a little bigger this time around.
We started off exploring the dinosaurs. You guys, many of the dinosaurs were found right here in Utah! It's so crazy to think about.
This guy hasn't changed much over the last million years.
The glass floor is still frightening to littles. But so cute to watch them struggle across it.
And the kids (and moms) and still fascinating by the amazing paleontologists working away.
One of the coolest parts of this new Maya Exhibit was that they have 2 Mayan women weaving right there in the museum. They said that I woven shirt could take up to 2 months to finish. The detail was amazing. Breckyn (age 11) had the opportunity to try weaving with the pros on their loom.
Checking out the ancient civilization.
They also had an area where you could create your Mayan name and birthday and it would print out the symbols on a complementary book mark that the kids got to take home.
The exhibit was very interactive and had something for all ages.
Drilling teeth for jewels was part of their culture. So interesting.
We worked up an appetite while we were there. Luckily the museum has an awesome cafe. The food was pretty fancy, but they had a great kids menu so there was something for everyone.
The curry soup was our favorite.
Look at that amazing gourmet pizza! I told you it was fancy.
And the kids loved the dino cookies.
After lunch we headed back to explore the rest of the museum.
Wells (age 16m) loved everything! So much to see and play with. They really have something for every age.
This was their favorite part last time, and again this time.
Don't forget, this new exhibit will only be here through May 27th.