11 March 2009

"Dino-Tacular!" or "Evo-Mazing!"

Today Mandar and I went to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and it was amazing. Everything was just so beautiful. When you walk in standing right in the middle after the front desk is a young Tyrannosaurus Rex (well, it's bones that is). First we saw a presentation at the planetarium which was beautiful. It really felt like the night sky was right above us. Then we looked around at the animal taxidermy. Next we went outside to see the live animals they had (foxes, bobcats, raccoons, deer). We also got to see a Native American canoe that was found in the river which we live next to!

My favorite part of all was after we came back inside and went to the prehistoric area. They had a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops and a Brontosaurus. Oh and this fucking huge mammoth! After that we looked around at the great apes exhibit which had a huge display on human evolution. There was an area about the big bang, technonics, geology... UGH! It was just so great. Even the museum store rocked! I got a T-Rex Keychain and a bumper sticker that reads "Evolution Happens." We also got a mug and Mandar got an arrow head and shark tooth.

It was so fantastic that we decided to get a membership there! It's totally affordable and will pay for itself. We'll get info on lectures, symposiums, planetarium programs, and even get to attend exhibit launch parties! Membership is so cheap that it will pay for itself by the end of the year.

Remember that clear thinking oasis I longed for? I found it!

*Below are a shit ton of pictures I took on my phone. What made me laugh was that in the space exhibit under the information regarding earth it read
"Evidence of possible intelligent life." Lol. Yeah right.


pboyfloyd said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time! Right on.

Pandora said...

I wanna go!!

Mandar Malum said...

Oh yes, this was indeed a great oasis! I especially loved that woman in the gift shop.

I can't wait to go back! With our trip with Pandora, and your Parents, and fleetwood mac coming up, we've got a pretty busy next couple months planned