(By Steve) We originally planned to visit this museum on Monday as well as tour the state Capitol, but after doing some research we discovered that they are closed on Mondays. We decided to visit on Sunday afternoon instead, even though we knew it would be more crowded. The kids were bickering much of the morning, and Genna was very whiny and driving Mom crazy, so I offered to take them all to the museum and give Linda an afternoon all to herself. As soon as the words left my mouth, I thought, "What have I just said??!?"
It turned out just fine as they all did well for me. Jake slept on the way over which really helped. The museum would have cost $10 for adults, and $8 for kids but was completely free for us because of our reciprocal membership. The museum itself was a fraction of the size as the one in Oklahoma City and cost nearly as much. Although it was small, it was well done and the kids had lots of fun.
|Shanan made some impressive drawings using the pendulum.|
|Jake was fascinated by the finches; he kept talking to them.|
|For some reason, the littles felt the need to lounge on the big map of the Arkansas River.|
|I think these curtains were Jake's favorite 'display' in the whole place.|
|Yes, that is a close up of the hairs on Alyssa's leg!|
|This records you walking and plays back an animated version of you walking on the screens.|
|This shows that it easier to pull yourself up with more pulleys.|
|The docent enjoyed showing Genna this exhibit.|
|This bowling exhibit was right up Jake's alley...pun intended.|