Saturday, February 28, 2009

Horse preview day

Today we took a half-day trip into Pittsburgh to see the new Horse Exhibit at the Carnegie Natural History Museum. One of the perks of membership is we were invited to preview this exhibit from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Since Ann-Marie's favorite animal is the horse, we made it a priority to go. There was a lot of information to absorb, but a couple items stuck out to us: the interactive exhibit of a horse's digestive system (yes, how a horse poops), an explanation of the use of "hands" as a measurement and Ann-Marie got measured - she is a Shetland pony, and a full-size horse armor. After a brief but exciting fire "drill", Ann-Marie got to make a horse puppet.

We cannot get out of the museum without visiting the dinosaur section, Evan's favorite. Above, Evan and Ann-Marie checking out some dinosaur information and below, Alec touching everything that would make a sound.

Not a very good picture, but there is a small area spotlighting Pennsylvania turtles, lizards, frogs, toads and such. We will be keeping an eye out for these this summer while exploring!

We really miss the (free) Smithsonian museums in D.C., but have already gotten our money's worth out of our Carnegie Museums membership. Our family LOVES a day out at a museum.


April Emery said...

perhaps we could schedule a family date one day to pittsburgh! looks like a great exhibit

Linda said...

Your family is so beautiful!

ANITA said...

This exhibit is in the Beaver County Times today! Looks neat!