Adventure Challenge – Day 21: Prairie Fire Museum

On the weekends my adventures usually involve my little man. He has been asking for about a month to go see the dinosaur bones. I had no clue what he was talking about. Then, recently, someone was telling me about the Prairie Fire Museum in Leawood, KS. I looked it up, and sure enough, there are dinosaur skeletons inside.

I took a few friends and we took my son and went. It’s a brand new museum. The building is absolutely gorgeous. The inside is full of interactive learning stations. Walking into the lobby there’s a giant screen that shows you  in it, and then a dinosaur walking across the floor in front of you. If you go behind the wall, you can actually make your virtual dinosaur while learning about them.

The Discover Center was my favorite part. There are animals to touch and play wiht (snakes, hissing cockroaches, hermit crabs, etc). There’s drawers full of rocks and minerals with magnifying glasses and microscopes. They encourage the kids to touch everything. There is a fossil dig area and a small dinosaur skeleton that has magnets and is actually a puzzle for the kids to figure out. We spent most of our time in this room.

There is also currently an exhibit about water and the sustainability of water. It was very humbling. I would totally recommend anyone who has a kid going here!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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