I never finished telling you about Nana Camp.
Like I said before, my mom takes the grandchildren for a whole week during the summer and amuses them with all sorts of fun activities, events and general kidfunnery. This summer she took the boys and me to the Fernbank Musuem in Atlanta. Despite Will’s expression, we actually had an amazing time.
The first thing we did was watch a movie about bugs. Will was enthralled with the giant screen (it was his first official movie in a theatre!) and he didn’t start whining till the praying mantis died. It was completely appropriate.
Then there was an exhibit that was all about senses. I think that’s what it was about. I don’t know. All I know was that there were bubbles and lasers and a fake tornado. That reminds me, I need to launder Will’s diapers.
Cole had a fun time with these tubes. He doesn’t always read things first and so for the first five minutes he attempted to blow into these pipes. Later on I teased him that he probably had ‘earwaxmouth’ which can cause excessive drooling, greening of the lower facial region and numbness of the lips and tongue. Then he told me it was contagious and I had it too.
Here’s the only picture I got of me and Will. There was a 90% chance of fun that day.
There was also an exhibit about Georgia and it’s different regions. I didn’t get a whole lot of photos…but I did score this one of the ‘coastal’ region. That hammerhead is really cool.
And this thing really made our jaw drop. It’s a sloth. Apparently ten years ago they found that giant sloth skull on Jekyll Island. It was in the glass box next to my mom. And so they recreated it in actual size. We called it “The Bear”.
Then we hit up the dinosaur display. It rocked. I love dinosaurs. I wish we still had them around. I know that’s not practical…what with all the killing.
This photo of Cole cracked me up. It’s like something from a Jurassic Park movie poster.
The absolute favorite display of the group was the one on Geckos.
Each display had a digit on the top showing the number of that particular species in the case. We had a blast trying to spy each and every one.
And boy were they crazy beautiful.
We definitely need to go back. It was so fun. And completely appropriate for all ages…like for kids or for teens or even for a date. I don’t know how I have lived here in Georgia for so long and why I haven’t utilized these amazing attractions before. I guess that goes to show that I need Nana Camp more than the grandkids.
Have you been to a cool museum lately? Where is it and what did you see? Any recommendations? Or maybe you have actually been the Fernbank before? What exhibits did you see? Wasn’t it awesome? They do amazing stuff over there. So amazing that it should be in a museum 🙂