Monday, January 25, 2010

Our Newest Membership

Union Station's Science City, the Kansas City Rail Experience and the Planetarium. A Christmas gift from Pa and Mae Mae.......money well spent!

Love the building inside and out......you can see a small part of downtown peaking out from behind.



I took the kids into 2 of the 3 venues our membership provides.....first up, the Rail Experience.....a tribute to the American Railroad system.....way back when it began to unite our nation. Kansas City has a rich history here because of its location. Smack dab in the middle of the U.S.

Love this black and white mural......to think of the history of these buildings......so fascinating to me.

The caboose.

Train tunnel......spooky!

Jack was in heaven.



Love this sweet smile. He's so happy.

Both kids had to wear Jack's hat in order to be the conductor.....according to Jack, of course.





Into Science City next. So much to see and do.

They could have played here all day.....I had to pull them away from the wall.

Public Works......an interesting approach to teaching kids about the inner workings of a city.



Into the Body Tours and Half Pint Science.

Isn't this cool? Going through one of the body's veins.

A broader view of the multi-level museum. It's as pretty as it is fun.

We ventured from one part to another via this bridge. Lainey is always cautious......often won't get into an elevator because she's scared she'll fall into the 1 inch crack.

So, punkin Jack took her hand. Sweetness.



Here is the Sky Bike you saw Carter on in a previous post. Looks scary to me! The picture you saw was taken by Blake on a separate Mom-free visit......so I'll have to video the next time he does it to get the full effect.

The Astronaut Training Center.

Lainey's favorite.......the water table. She could have stayed here forever!

Super cool tree house.

Another favorite......the helicopter.



Digging for fossils.

Awesome, Jack. Can you hear him say, "Cheese"?



The Dino Lab.

Time to go. More pouting.

We'll be back, baby Laine.


We barely scraped the surface......can't wait to return and do more. It's a fabulous venue for kids of all ages. Love, love, love it!!!!!!

17 comments:

Amy said...

I cannot get over how adorable your children are! Wow! And those museums look amazing. We have a membership to a few of the museums around here, but they are small potatoes compared to yours. I want to head out to Kansas City just to go through those museums, seriously! And your kids look like they had so much fun. What lucky kids they are.

Holly said...

What a great gift! You have some cute kiddos. These places look amazing (I hear Kansas is pretty cool place to live anyway)...Oh how I need to live in a big city again.
Holly @ 504 Main

Deelsu said...

Love Lane in the LSU hat!
love the museum too. Rebekah has been taking her girls to the science one in Tampa and says they loves it!

Sara and Trey said...

Ok, this place looks incredible! Makes me want to book a trip to Kansas City!!

Love the picture of Jack taking Laineys hand. His little heart is so sweet. Love him! And the pouty pictures of Miss Priss are so stinkin cute.

The Jones Family said...

A for sure must see when we are there in March! Looks AMAZING!

Clare said...

Wow, looks like fun. A great membership you will surely get plenty of use out of!!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Looks like such an awesome place!

~KS said...

Looks like a blast!!! But that pout on Lainey's face when she had to leave... oh :(

And I love the new header... great pic of you and your hubs, and the Dr. Seuss quote is amazing.

Lauren W said...

That tree house looks amazing, but I think I would skip walking through a vein. I would pass out.

timmonstimes said...

So fun! I love that kind of history too! That last picture of Lainey's profile is just scrumptious :)

Tiffany said...

what an awesome gift! your kids look like that had a great time. the train tunnel and vein would have scared the crap out of me though... :)

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a great gift to receive! That picture of Jack holding Lainey's hand to help her across is priceless.

Geez Louise♥ said...

First off, your babes are absolutely darling! 2nd they look like they had the most amazing time!!! Love it!!!

The Rand's said...

Picture of Jack and Lainey holding hands is my favorite! Definitely a framer!!
That place looks like fun. Love that Jack is still so diggin' trains. Love that little guy!

The Soladay Family said...

What an awesome place! You be able to go countless times and see something different on each visit!

SamiJoe said...

awesome! that place is pure awesome!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous gift! Our kids enjoyed Union Station last spring. We have alot of the same pictures!