"God made dirt, dirt don't hurt, put it in your mouth & make/let it work."
Growing up, I chanted those lines on several occasions. Whether it be a dare from an older cousin to taste a pile of earthly goodness, or, challenging the food-is-okay-5-seconds-on-the-ground rule, I've tasted my share of dirt.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of adding bugs to the list of things that I have eaten in my life. And I owe it all to the exhibit at the Maryland Science Center called, Harry's Big Adventure; My Bug World!
On a gorgeous day in Baltimore, MD, Kaden, along with his cousin Isaiah and friend Ryan and I walked the streets leading to the Inner Harbour. We talked, laughed, took pictures and even went the wrong direction. We were so excited about our adventures ahead, we went to the National Aquarium instead.
Oh well. We needed the extra exercise. Would you believe the boys kept asking, "we have to walk?!" Ummm, yeah. There's no APP that's going to get us there. This generation. I tell ya.
I remember going to the Maryland Science Center as a child for school field trips. It's where I developed my love for Astronaut ice cream. Kaden has been on one other occasion, but neither Isaiah nor Ryan had ever been. I knew we would all have a fantastic time because of this.
Before heading to the Harry's Big Adventures exhibit, I allowed the boys to explore.
Finally, it was time for Harry's Big Adventure: My Bug World!
The website lists a few of the highlights of the exhibits. And they were completely honest. We experienced them all.
Live bugs ranging from butterflies and ladybugs to scorpions and cockroaches
Nine interactive modules with hands-on activities
Exhibit areas tailored to guests of all ages
Regularly scheduled activities including cricket spitting and bug cooking demos
Even without the children, I would have enjoyed myself. I love stuff like this. But I am glad that the boys really enjoyed themselves. We are dying to get back to the Maryland Science Center when we have more time.
This is the free picture we took using the camera inside of the exhibit. There are a few different backgrounds. You can send it to your email account.
This exhibit will not be around forever. Check the website for hours and dates, or any changes that may occur: http://www.mdsci.org/exhibits .
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My family and I received complimentary tickets to attend the Maryland Science Center. The opinions and views are my own.