Monday, June 16, 2014

Stay-cation Museum Trip - Take 2

I'm finishing this post after we were at Six Flags all day today.  (It was GREAT, BTW)  After a cold shower and relaxing a bit, I thought I'd better get this stay-cation post up before I start our Six Flags post.

Last Thursday, after being couped up in the house with a yucky virus for one week, (putting a temporary halt to our stay-cation plans), David and I decided to get pro-active.  I would make a second attempt at taking the girls (all healthy for the most part) back to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and he would work at home, watching sick, little Stan.

Oh my gosh!  That museum is seriously  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

While the three older girls went to see Pandas: The Journey Home 3-D, I took Miss Clementine down to to the children's hands-on museum.   It was a toddler's paradise for exploring and creativity!

Flower Market ~

Exploring the water table ~

Driving the farmer's truck to the market ~

Pretend camping ~

We passed on the outdoor sandbox (on the other side of that window below).  I have to be in the right mood to bring sand into the picture. ~

Building a city with big blocks and little blocks ~

And that wasn't all of it.   That children's section was huge.  After their Panda movie let out, the girls came and got us so we could explore more of the museum.

There was the musical stair case...every time you step on a stair, it plays a musical note...

The earthquake shake made you feel what a 3.5 and  7.2 felt like, as well as the grandaddy record breaker, 9.5 earthquake that rocked Chili for 10 minutes back in 1960.

REALLY cool!

We saw some of the Earth's most beautiful gems and minerals...

...and then the girls were shrunk to the size of a golf ball in order to see inside of a natural gas well.

(Sorry for the blur!  They were in line for the Shale Voyager ride - waiting for the shrinking.)

(I tried to snap a couple of photos before the door  closed.)

Ventured inside the Being Human Hall...

Taking from the website, the girls did these things in the Being Human Hall ...
  • Use a strong beam of light to reveal the intricate network of blood vessels beneath the skin 
  • Identify the hot and cool points of your body through the color-coded image of a thermal camera
  • Engage in a multimedia game that illustrates how lifestyle choices can affect your life expectancy
  • Explore movement through motion-capture technology
  • Interact with a state-of-the-art prosthetic hand

And ended the day by working with electrical currents!

I honestly don't think we made it through 1/4 of the museum!  It is that phenomenal!  

We can hardly wait to go back again.  We brought home a map/brochure of the place so we can plan ahead since it would take multiple visits to the museum to completely take it in.  Our membership is good for one year, so there's no hurry.  Definitely a must see if you ever visit Dallas!

Potty training update::  So this museum trip was last Thursday, and we started potty training Miss Clementine the Sunday before.  She did awesome!  I did have a pull up on her, but she used the public bathroom every time she had to go and six hours later, dry pull ups!  I am doing a happy dance because  she's doing so awesome :)

P.S.  These kinds of memberships make THE BEST gifts, too!  (In case anyone is working on their Christmas list already.)

~  Patty  ~


  1. I am in awe of the awesomeness! How amazing--what a trip! It was definitely a great staycation place to explore. Thanks for sharing the awesome pics.

    Potty training...way to go Clementine! I have (kind of) started here, but I'm not sure we're as ready as I thought (or would like). I have to be watchful so she doesn't decide to hold back and not go due to a medical issue she's had and we're making sure it's resolved. Last summer was the perfect time with Gianna, so I'm hopeful that this summer will work for Mags. Or maybe I'll just send her to your house and you can train her? :)

  2. Now I KNOW you were really, really smart for buying the membership! Love that picture of Clementine sucking her sweet!
    You've gotta be really happy that she's doing so well with potty training...that's a big expense that can be used for other things! :)

  3. That does look like a fun place to go. Congrats on the potty training!

  4. Hooray! So glad you got to make another trip back to the museum. And hopefully your little Stan will feel better soon and he'll get to go again, too. It's so miserable to be sick in the summertime. And congratulations on the potty training success! Your summer stay-cataion sounds like it's been pretty darn fun so far. Looking forward to the 6 Flags post. Even though I'm not a roller coaster fan, I do enjoy living vicariously through more adventurous people. :)

  5. Wow, that museum looks amazing! :o) Becky

  6. Yeah... I'm so glad you got to go back and try it again! Here's to many many many more happy visits... hoping that next time Stan can go!


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