I had been planning to take the kid to see the new Creatures of Light exhibit at the Museum of Nature for a couple of weeks, and when I got the email that the museum is now serving breakfast and brunch on Sundays it all fell into place. She and I would leave the house early, go and have breakfast together and then explore the museum.
We sat down to eggs, bacon, pancakes, hash browns and pastries, plus a nice glass of juice for her and some good coffee for me. We dined under the giant inflated jellyfish. When breakfast was done we headed up to the fourth floor to learn a little about bioluminescence in nature.
The kid has long been interested in fireflies and the first room is full of everything you would ever want to know about them.
She was a little scared of the dark at first, but as we wandered she got more comfortable, especially after I showed her how much her pale pink pants were glowing in the black light. It was pretty cool to see all these creatures that glow in nature, especially the things like the flashlight fish that live deep under water.
When we were done in the Creatures of Light we went to explore the rest of the museum. We looked at the minerals and gems and went to say hello to our turtle friend, as always.
And said goodbye to the wooly mammoths on our way out.
It was a great morning at the museum, and after our breakfast at 9 am it wasn’t too busy, though when we were leaving around 11:30 there was quite a line-up to get in.
On the way home we stopped for a little treat to cap off the day.
Disclosure: I was provided with a family pass to the Creatures of Life exhibit. All opinions are my own.