The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: The Wildlife Experience {Review}

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Wildlife Experience {Review}


This past weekend, the kids, the husband and I headed up to Denver to check out the Wildlife Experience!  Faith and I have camped there before with Girl Scouts, but Ben hasn't seen it yet.  I knew he was going to love it and it didn't disappoint.


Part of the museum offers rotating exhibits.  We went on a day that offered Halloween festivities, including owl flying, but there is an awesome Lego Travel Adventure starting soon.  Faith and I saw a geocaching exhibit a couple of years ago too, so there's always something fun and different.


But our favorite part is definitely the (permanent) Globeology exhibit!  When you enter the museum, you walk to the second floor which takes you to a multi-story walk-through exhibit.  The beginning starts with Science on a Sphere, a large globe showing views from space (including lights at night, heat sources, etc).


After the globe, the entry to the exhibit is straight ahead.  As you meander your way down the ramps through the different climates/biomes, animals and habitats are displayed, along with computer displays with games, facts, and information.  There are animals to find, animatronics to check out, even a reef of real coral fish that have a designated feeding time.


The website includes teacher/leader guides, but the kids loved the scavenger hunt option provided by the museum.  Laminated cards are available at the beginning of the exhibit to use on your walk through the landscapes, but we also did our own version of "Guess what I found?"  The panda hiding in the bamboo is my personal favorite.


A new exciting exhibit opens on November 1, 2014--Lego Travel Adventure! Students will plan a voyage that encourages them to think geographically and apply physical science in building and testing LEGO transportation models. They'll work together to determine how to get over land, over water, and through the air. After designing and building, they'll test, revise, and share results.

Want to check one of these out?  Right now, we have a coupon for our readers for $1 each admission to the museum.  Just click here for the coupon!

Disclosure: This post was written as a part of my ongoing relationship with US Family Guide. Our family received tickets to Wildlife Experience in appreciation for this post, all opinions are my own.

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