We paid to do some additional classes and things this time which was really neat. The wealth of science and research done to prepare things at this museum is really fascinating to me. Very worthy cause to donate to, and visit, if you have not been.
The outdoor gardens and bridges are so beautiful . . . we caught them just before it rained.
Extra class we tried this time taught us the difference in a ape skull, human skull and what that means for the concept of the "missing link" it was very interesting and right up Andrew's alley . . . he loved it (and truthfully Tim and I learned a lot too). Then they got to make a commemorative key chain to take home.
I don't believe I have ever seen this dinosaur exhibit when I've been there so either its new or we have just missed it. This was really fun to see.
The following day was the only sunny day according to the weather app on our phone so we went to Coney Island amusement park outside Cincinnati. They have a waterpark and some "fair" type rides. Fairs and especially fair rides are not generally our cup of tea so experiencing the rides like this was new for my kids. The waterpark was fun but a little cold since we had some cold nights before we went. I didn't get many pictures of all the water slides because I didn't want my phone to be wet. We all enjoyed lots of big water slides though.
I forget how many years old this slide is but it was super scary high and not very safe . . . BUT . . . all the kids and I tried it . . . the huge football field size pool and this slide are original to coney island.
We paid a little extra for Andrew to have this experience like they do on TV. He din't win the prize but he sure enjoyed trying this elimination game. He had to jump over then duck under a spinning arm.