One of the benefits of having a membership to our Zoo (at least for this year) is that almost every month there’s another museum or garden or fun thing that lets you in for free! This week, Mark and I checked out the World Forestry Center.
Before we got inside, though, we had to take a look at the awesome wheels on the train. Mark seriously loves this train and loves, loves spinning the wheels and walking up and down on the ramp up where the engineer would stand.
The Forestry Center itself was pretty fun. Mark got strapped into a life jacket and we pretended we were going down a huge river with rapids.
Then, we looked at all kind of rocks and bugs, and he got to practice digging (do kids need to practice digging?) holes for seedlings. [Note: no picture here because the table was too tall for Mark and I had to hold him up. Seriously, why no stools?]
There was also a HUGE back-ho, tree cutter thing (which Mark called a “tractor”) with HUGE wheels (!) and you could PRESS BUTTONS. It was Mark’s personal Heaven — “tractor! buttons! wheels!”, over and over and over again. 🙂
The back part of the Center had a cool fountain and “rocks!” (everything is said with an exclamation point at the end these days).
The upstairs was pretty fun too, but it had a lot of information and videos that were a lot above Mark’s level. But, there were some fun instruments made of wood that were fun to play with!
After, we went outside to sit in the sunshine and eat our lunch. It was pretty chilly, but we kind of didn’t care (don’t hate me, East Coast People… I think it was 45 degrees or something).
Forestry Center for the win! 🙂