1. Milwaukee Art Museum
If you ever visit Milwaukee, you need to go to the art museum.
|I wish the wings were open today... So beautiful!|
|Inside the Kalatrava.|
2. Creepy Guy
As our docent was leading us through the museum, we came into a room and I caught a glimpse of a guy standing along the wall. He seemed like the kind of guy that you wouldn't normally see in an art museum, if ya know what I mean. I didn't look at him because I didn't want him to think that I was staring or being rude... but then I noticed he wasn't really moving. I kept trying to steal glances out of the corner of my eye, but then I pulled one of those, "I'm just going to turn around and pretend that I'm looking at art, but I'm really looking at you." moves. Turns out he was a sculpture! HA! He scared the you-know-what out of me! Thankfully I'm not afraid to laugh at myself :)
This was the only work of art I took a picture of... LOL!
3. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
OK, seriously. Wisconsin teachers. You NEED to come here for a field trip! We were a little nervous because we had never been here before. I heard of this place from my cooperating teacher nine years ago. We wanted to do something new this year, so we decided to do their Dinosaur program. This place did NOT disappoint!!!
|Not the best pic, but it was a beautiful building.|
|Most of the "fossils" we found.|
Then our teacher took us down to the beach to look for real fossils. Turns out the land used to be a shallow salt water sea 400 million years ago.
|It was so windy and the water was SO loud! Our teacher said that she had never heard it so loud nor seen such big whitecaps!|
|Not really sure what this is... I missed the explanation. It kind of looked like a tepee shelter thing. The bunnies loved it!|
|Here you have it! A REAL FOSSIL! It's a bunch of crinoids.|
|Someone found an bird of prey dead on the beach and our teacher gave him this bone. LOVELY...|
Lastly our teacher took us to the Treetop Classroom 60 feet up. We were as tall as a Supersaurus!
|I counted. There were 98 steps.|
|OMG. Don't look down. Don't look down. Don't look down.|
|So instead I just hung my phone over the fence and snapped this pic!|
This was BY FAR the BEST field trip we had EVER been on!!! We're thinking about making an all-day event out of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center next year! What has been your favorite field trip you take your kids on?
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!