While John was (still) busy with boards related things, the kids and i headed to my parents house for a week. During that week, we hit 3 different "play museums" with the kids. They got to touch all sorts of marine life including sharks, ride in manned maneuvering units, and learn about holograms. They played with colorful shadows, built huge structures with PVC pipes, and learned how wind moves objects. They watched butterflies emerge from a chrysalises in a butterfly garden and touched madagascar hissing cockroaches. They experiemented with arch structures, orbits, and mirrors. But most of all, they learned that their Gritty can have a lot of fun playing with the toys too! Thanks for such a great gift mom! We have used the museum membership pass at 4 different museums in the past month, and LOVED every minute of it. Education beyond what the classroom can offer!