Art Museum

We planned on going to the Art Museum when we studied Renaissance. It just so happened that this happened to fall on a weekend that the art museum and my mom’s company had a partner weekend and we got to do lot of cool stuff.

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I live just outside St. Louis and we have a lot of free attractions available, we are blessed. One of them happens to be the St. Louis Art Museum. Admission to the Museum is free every day. Admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.  They even have Family Sundays. Drop in every Sunday afternoon anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the galleries. Each month’s activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm.

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This a great museum and it fun to go to. The do not allow photographs in exhibitions and non-flash photographs for non-commercial purposes in the collection galleries. We opted to just enjoy ourselves.

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Monster child had a Scavenger Hunt to go on.

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On the back he had to draw what the clues were leading him too. This was a challenge for him but a good challenge.

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We went on a tour and learned more about Mummys and Knights. That was exciting to learn about.

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After some lunch we headed upstairs and checked out the featured exhibit, Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia.

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This exhibit was a bit too much visual for Monster Child to handle. He doesn’t do nudity well and had a hard time with some of the pieces of art work.

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After this we headed to the make it and take it craft area. We got to make and learn about stained glass. This went perfect with our Renaissance study.

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Here is Monster Child’s hanging in his window.

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Mine has not made it up yet and hangs on the fridge.

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All in all we had a great day! He even made it away with 6 Feng Shui mini cats.

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BTW ~ This is Art Hill that is basically the front lawn of the Art Museum. The art museum sits inside Forest Park, which was the site for the 1904 World’s Fair.

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Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

Shannon

 

 

Trip to the Zoo

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We live just outside St. Louis. The St. Louis Zoo is an amazing zoo and it is FREE! The zoo has  more than 19,800 wild animals.  Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, the Zoo is home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation.

Since its inception in 1910, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. It is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education.

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We get there when it opens so we can go to the Children’s Zoo and Stingray Cove, free. After the first hour it cost to get in there.

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Inside the Children’s Zoo they have a petting zoo and you can pet goats and chickens. Chickens are not really petable, we own them and know.

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This goat looked like he was smiling, little creepy! Not going to lie!

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We went through the zoo deciding and listing where the different animals where from we were also deciding if they lived in a Rain forest or Desert biome since we just learned about that in Science.

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We visited the Hippos and reaffirmed our want to have a Hippopotamus for Christmas. Yep, we need one.

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We went and visited the Pumas and this girl decided to get up close and personal with us. Yes, she is really THAT close and yes I did almost pee myself when she jumped up.

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We spent hours reading about each animal and watching videos using the app the St. Louis Zoo has to go with your visit. He even tried to convince me we needed a ball-Python for the house. He doesn’t realize that will eat our beloved chickens whole!

He took lots more pictures and will be working to put them into a video slide show or scrapbook shortly. We will post when it is finished.

All in all it was a good day and the crowds did start to get to him later in the day when the foot traffic increased. But at the end of the day he found his happy place, getting a bag of rocks.

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Love. Peace, and Cupcakes

Shannon