By Marci Lutsky
We were left with a lot of time to explore the rest of the museum. The twins most enjoyed the newly renovated Outside In on the third floor. This is ideal for kids under the age of eight. Besides having live animals for them to look at and touch, there is so much for them to play with and explore. When you first enter there is a huge tree that lists animals which are hiding. They had so much fun climbing in the tree while trying to find the various animals.
I had to drag them away from this giant chalk stone which they could have stayed at all day.
They were fascinated with this bee hive and the bees that were traveling through a tube to the outside.
No trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences is complete without a visit to Dinosaur Hall.
On our way out we stopped in to visit the butterflies which they loved seeing up close.
The chocolate exhibit is what originally attracted us to the museum but we ended up enjoying so much more. Four is a great age for exploring the museum. If you will be in Philadelphia during the upcoming holidays, this would a great place to visit with your family. They have some fun special events coming up including Dinosaur Days and Hot Chocolate Bars. There is really something for everyone at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Disclosure: I was provided with passes to the museum in exchange for a blog post. All opinions are my own.