O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Monday, October 28, 2013

Natural History

You know you are a homeschooling family if vacation time means seeking out learning opportunities in the city you are visiting!

Life is school to us, so on our way to the airport, we stopped at our science museum and renewed our membership in order to use it on our vacation at more museums!

We visited the LA Natural History Museum and the La Brea tar pits. At the Natural History Museum, there was a special engagement with various reptiles. There was a baby alligator that is owned by a company that provides animals for movie sets. We were able to hold and touch several different animals including chameleons, alligators, and snakes.  October 2013 206     October 2013 198 October 2013 199

Strawberry petting the baby alligator.October 2013 200

Butterfly and Pumpkin Pie held a baby alligator. October 2013 201 October 2013 202 October 2013 203 October 2013 204 

We explored gem stones and birds. October 2013 211

Tiger looked at the Mayan artifacts. October 2013 207October 2013 216October 2013 217

The next day we went to the La Brea Tar Pits.

We saw skeletons of Mastodons, Dire Wolves, and Saber-Toothed cats.

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Strawberry says not to touch real bears.October 2013 224  October 2013 226

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This is looking down from the observation deck of Pit 91. The news just had an article on the tar pits on Sunday.  October 2013 232 October 2013 233 October 2013 234 October 2013 235

This is a statue of a ground sloth.October 2013 236  October 2013 238   October 2013 241 October 2013 242

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