Trenton and I met up with a few other moms and little boys from MOMS Club this morning at the Virginia Living Museum. It was Trenton's first time at the museum (I had been once when we first moved to Virginia), and I was anxious to see how he liked it. Trenton liked it so much that we wound up buying a three year family pass! Our family pass also allows us to bring up to three guests in free per visit, so if you want to check out the museum, let us know!
We started off at the touch tank where we learned about hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs. Trenton even got to pet them! We visited the coastal plains next, where we got to see sharks, a huge loggerhead turtle, and a bunch of other cool fish. Trenton loved the huge tank for the big fish! We didn't spend too much time in the piedmont and mountains because we heard over the loudspeaker that there was going to be fish feeding in the cypress swamp! Trenton liked watching the turtles in the swamp. Next we visited Virginia's World of Darkness. Since the gallery was pretty dark, I'm not sure if Trenton knew what I was pointing at when I showed him owls, squirrels, and tree frogs, but he was interested in the jellyfish. We did some cave exploring in Virginia's Underground Gallery, and then cruised through a Megaladon (a prehistoric shark) jaw on our way out. The museum also has quite a few outdoor exhibits with Virginia animals on display, but 34 degrees was a little too cold for this Texas gal to want to stroll around to see animals who probably aren't doing much of anything in the cold weather anyway!
I took a few pictures today, but my camera doesn't do too well with low lighting. I'm sure it would do better if I used a tripod. Maybe I'll remember that for our next trip to the museum!