The Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Day 4 continued....

...after Ben got home from installing the server, we  hit the (slightly slushy) streets and made our way to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

I'd been meaning to join the Science Center here in town, but never did get around to it. Before we left, a friend encouraged me to look into joining because of the money we could save at reciprocating museums when we traveled. Luckily I remembered that before we headed out! We found that, yes, the DMNS was a partner AND the StLSC was having a membership sale! We quickly signed up online and ended up saving $80!! Woohoo!

Since we only had half a day we weren't able to see everything, but we saw quite a bit and really enjoyed our time.

We started off by visiting the Gems and Minerals exhibit. Gabe LOVES rocks and I do, too. We all really enjoyed it. So, so much beauty.

Next, we made our way up to see the Edge of the Wild exhibit. There were depictions of animals from all over the world! It was very, very well done.

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After the animals, we headed up to the third floor to visit the chocolate exhibit.


It was well done, but it was very crowded. Also, the St. Louis History Museum recently did a big exhibit on coffee and it was SO similar!

After the exhibit we purchases some chocolate (what else?) and waited until it was time for the robot exhibit. I purchased a lavender mocha and it was so good!

Right before the robot exhibit, I suddenly remembered that I'd read about a great picture opportunity. We dashed up to the third floor of the Leprino Family Atrium so I could snap some pictures of the Denver skyline. I wish I'd planned that, better, but at least I didn't totally forget!

The robot exhibit was sooo fun! We're a family of geeks, but Gabe especially loves anything to do with science. He was like a kid in a candy store. We were there for an hour and a half and I had to drag them all out of there!

The best part of the evening was the cubelets. They are cubes that perform various functions. You can snap them together in all sorts of different ways to create different machines. Oh. My. Goodness. So fun. Of course they had them for sale there and of course they were insanely expensive. Gabe was crushed. Sorry bub!

By this time the museum was pretty empty. We snapped a few more pictures and then headed out to dinner.

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We ate dinner at a place called Wyncoop Brewing Company. Oh my, the food was so good! Luke had the. best. wings.ever. Caramel spice or something like that. I had a Thai Curry Vegetable bowl that was amazing and last me 4 meals, no joke. Everything was wonderful.

After dinner we spent some time with Paul and Amanda at their hotel suite. We didn't get to stay long because the boys were wiped out, but we were glad to visit for a while, congratulate them again, and wish them well for the rest of their honeymoon.

We made it back to the rental and got the boys into bed, packed up what we could and then called it a night!



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