I am not a museum person. I am certainly not a history museum person, but I let the hubby plan the adventure for this one and that is where he picked so we went. Turns out the Delaware Museum of Natural History isn’t so bad after all!
If you notice that my kids look a bit different, it is because this is one of my first “throwback” posts as the youngins’ say. We have been adventuring long before I started blogging, so every once in awhile I will throw in an oldie but goodie to keep you on your toes!
The purest form of adventuring is going somewhere without a plan in mind, which is something I have a VERY hard time with so it is actually nice to let someone else takeover and do things differently for a change. When we arrived at the museum, I was picturing a brisk walk around the inside while attempting to keep my hooligans from destroying all the exhibits but the museum is actually very kid friendly!
From the dinosaurs, to the under-your-feet fake aquarium, to the live animals, it was actually very fun! We especially loved the kids area complete with a giant bird nest they could sit in. The museum itself is definitely a place to put on your list for a rainy day but don’t save it for inclement weather only, because you’d miss the best part…the nature trails!
We stepped outside to see a gorgeous, mature meadow teeming with life and a trail that was begging us to enter, so we did. We walked through wildflowers as tall as us until we reached the entrance to the woods path.
Since it is in Northern Delaware, the terrain is a bit more hilly than we normally hike on so strollers would be challenging but doable depending on what type. We have both a City Mini GT and a BOB and they can handle just about any trail but our umbrella or double stroller couldn’t. As usual, baby (or toddler) wearing usually saves us when the going gets tough. Now that O is just about 2, and 30+ pounds, he likes to walk and explore more and I like to give my back a break so I try to pick short trails since we end up moving at a snail’s pace.
We walked down hills, through fern patches, over creeks, and back up hills all the while in disbelief that we had never been there before! We visited exactly a year ago, so if you hurry, you will be able to see the same blooming flowers as we did and hopefully much, much more.
You can do birthday parties there, they host Summer camps AND they offer adult get togethers too!