Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday Fieldtripping at AMNH and Victorian Gardens

Our homeschool group took a field trip to the American Museum of Natural History to see the Extreme Mammals and Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibits.





Mikro was way more hyper than usual. Probably because he knew that AMNH was only our first stop of the day. Afterwards, we wandered over to Central Park, where we saw Chewbacca out for a stroll.



Our destination was Victorian Gardens, a seasonal family amusement park within the park. Mikro has been on the Wonder Wheel and a couple of kiddie rides at Coney Island, on which he was... less than comfortable. So I wasn't sure what to expect.

Well, he had a blast!











After we left, we saw some interesting sights.





It was a howl at the moon kind of day.

4 comments:

Mama Teaching 2 said...

What a fun field trip! :) He looks so happy on the rides. :)

jugglingpaynes said...

You really can find anything at Central Park!

I read a great book you might enjoy. We're passing it around. The Gods of Manhattan. It's filled with a wealth of historical information on Manhattan. Recommended by Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson series.

Peace and Laughter!
Cristina

Chele said...

I'm amazed at how much he enjoyed the rides-- last time we were at Coney Island, he was afraid of even the littlest kiddie rides. But he just beamed the entire time at Victorian Gardens, and I think he tried every single ride there!

Chele said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Crisitina. I've moved it to the very top of my To Be Read pile. (I also have a book about a gnome living in Central Park somewhere in the (messy, towering, about to cause a landslide) pile...)