Day at the museum

A couple of weeks ago, I took Jeffrey and his nephew (the short way of saying my stepdaughter’s son) to Fernbank Natural History Museum in Atlanta. We have a family pass and Jeffrey and I have gone there several times. He isn’t enthralled with every exhibit, but he does enjoy the museum as a whole, especially the animal & dinosaur exhibits.
Tra turned 6 in March, but because of various schedule conflicts, we had been unable to get together to do anything for his birthday. Jeffrey and Tra have always been very close, which is wierd since they only see each other every few months, and last year went over a year without seeing each other due to family circumstances. Lisa & Tra lived with us until Tra was a year old (when Jeffrey was 15 months old), so I guess they bonded then and now they drive Lisa and me crazy asking when they can see each other.
So I asked Lisa if she thought the museum was something Tra would enjoy. She thought he would, so off we went. Jeffrey kept trying to show him all the “cool” stuff, but Tra wasn’t really interested. The museum lights are kept low in many areas and the panels that tell about the exhibits are backlit. Tra kept hitting the panels trying to get them to do something. Not in a damaging way. He’s not a malicious kid. And he’s very smart. He was just looking for more…excitement…interaction…something.

Jeffrey loves the “dinosaur eggs”. Tra wasn’t impressed.

This display shows the migration of humans from the first humans until they settled in Georgia. Jeffrey and I like to watch all the little lights that light up, showing the humans and advance and receding of the ice it shows. I have no idea why Jeffrey was standing “at attention”. Again, Tra wasn’t impressed. I kept having to tell Jeffrey, “It’s okay. We’ll be able to come back another time so you can see everything.”

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