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International Wildlife Museum

My kids love the International Wildlife Museum.  We like to call it, "The Dead Animal Museum."

The entomology room has drawers and drawers filled with insects.

The nice thing about this museum is that they have a lot of animals the kids can touch.


My only complaint is that the lady at the front desk (it's always the same lady by the way) is always very annoyed if you don't bring your membership card.  She'll even ask you Where is it? and Why didn't you bring it? The reason I don't bring it is because she can look me up in the database, that way I don't have to have one more membership card in my wallet, but I just smile and pretend I am mute.  (Oh, also, don't eat anything from their cafe.  Pretty sure they dip everything in toilet water before serving it.)

Frog skeleton :(

Pima Air and Space Museum

We visited the Pima Air and Space Museum a few months ago.  Yesterday we went again, but this time with the grandparents.  I should have taken a picture of my dad in front of his favorite airplane there, but I mostly just took pictures of the kids playing.

Sylvia made a best friend there, as she does everywhere we go, but of course, didn't know her name.

This exhibited an airplane that had been at the bottom of the ocean for fifty five years, was recovered and found various items in the cockpit.  Isabel's favorite is the handkerchief.

Our children love the space building the best.  A museum volunteer is showing Luke the sound recordings of the first man in space, on the moon, woman in space, etc.  Speaking of the volunteers, some of them are historians, some were actually in World War II and some are just interested in airplanes.  They are all very friendly and excited to share stories and information.  (I want a moon globe.)