For 2014 Father’s Day weekend, we drove the kids to Cincinnati, Ohio to go to the Museum Center there. It is a complex of 6 museums all located in the old Union Terminal established in 1933 in Cincinnati.
Jacob was thrilled when we crossed the border into Ohio. He asked us many questions about how people know if they have crossed a state border. We showed him the Welcome signs. It felt like an adventure for all of us to “forge” into Ohio, a State none of us has been to before. We were all in Cincinnati for the very first time that day.
We took Jacob and James to the Museum of Natural History and the Duke’s Children Museum inside the Museum Center. The spotlight there that day was an exhibit of the Life of Princess Diana. We didn’t think the kids would enjoy that.
Jacob had a lot of fun seeing all kinds of fossils, both animals and gems at the Museum of Natural History. He is quite passionate about fossils. We learned a lot about the history of the Earth. We even saw a piece of the moon rock brought back by the Apollo mission to the Moon. It was common-looking for a moon rock, but I’m sure it contains unusual materials inside. We saw a space outfit worn by astronauts. One neat thing was we learned about how the geography of Cincinnati was formed during and after the Ice Age. We explored a cave together. Neat stuffs.
James had a great time at the Children Museum. While Jacob and Daddy played in the ball house, James explored cars and the many vehicles there made for children his size.
We look forward to going back to Cincinnati to go to their new water park with real beach sand in the summer time.