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Jan 28

Flint Hills Discovery Center – Manhattan, Kansas

At first glance the Plains do not seem like much.  Heck after a second and much longer glance it can still seem devoid of eye catching beauty.  However, a visit to the Flint Hills Discover Center will quickly cause you to reconsider.  As we learned at the history center the Plains are a robust ecosystem …

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Jan 04

Natural History Museum: KU

For the longest time, I never paid much attention to the university museums.  However, I am starting to have a change heart with the few that we have visited.  The KU Biodiversity Institute and National History Museum was a pleasant experience.  Very similar to our visit to the Sam Noble Museum at OU and the …

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May 17

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science


The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is one of the best museums of its kind around.  Our family enjoyed our visit.  Unlike most natural science museums the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science seems to have as many living animals as dead ones. Other ones that we have visited are just filled with static displays.  Not bad but now that …

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Aug 25

Sam Noble Museum: A University Best


The Sam Noble Museum, located on the University of Oklahoma’s campus, might be passed over by many a traveler as just another college natural history museum, but it shouldn’t be.  The quality of the Sam Noble Museum’s exhibits rank up there with more of the common name big city museums that my family has visited.  …

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Oct 04

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum


Our little daughter had a blast at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum during our most recent road trip.  The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum provided our family with the perfect place to get out of our car and stretch our legs.  Located just off of I-40 in the town of Tucumcari the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is truly a …

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Sep 08

Explora Science Center: The Children’s Museum

M in a bubble

The Explora Science Center is a fun learning environment geared towards preteens and was a blast for our 2 year old.  We had never taken her to a children’s museum before or even a science museum for that matter, but we picked a really good one to start her at.  The Explora Science Center is a …

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Jul 05

Saint Louis Science Center: a Fab Freebie

Tornado Exhibit

Saint Louis Science Center is yet another free attraction found in Saint Louis’ Forest Park along with the zoo, art museum, and history museum.  See those four things and you will have a very enlightening visit in the Gateway City.  The Saint Louis Science Center offers over 700 hands-on exhibits.  You can also pay to see some of …

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May 11

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science – Albuquerque

Dinosaur Exhibit

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located near Old Town and right across the street from their children’s science center.  If you have elementary aged kids you could easily spend the day there.  Not having a child yet I spent my time at the natural history and science museum and was …

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Sep 12

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Dinosaur Fossils

The Denver Musuem of Nature and Science is a massive 500,000 square-foot science museum that has in-depth information on six different fields of study.  Their six main areas are anthropology, geology, health science, paleontology, space science and zoology.  Each area had state-of-the-art exhibits that were mostly hands on and seemed to be loved by the …

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Aug 29

Sternberg Museum of Natural History: Hays, Kansas


The Sternberg Museum of Natural History is a university museum located in Hays, Kansas and it is the perfect stopover when driving through western Kansas.  If you are ever making the long drive from Kansas City to Denver then this place is a great stop to get out and stretch the legs.  The tour of …

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