Burke Museum

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On Sunday we visited the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture which is a part of the University of Washington.  We left a little disappointed.  It is described as the premier museum of natural history for the Pacific Northwest, but we didn’t think it was anything special.  John and I kept comparing it to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex.  The Burke Museum was a lot smaller, boring, and hot.

Dinosaurs!  Here we are still hopeful about our visit.

Dinosaurs! Here we are still hopeful about our visit.

Touching dinosaur eggs

Touching dinosaur eggs

"What do you mean the label says, "we don't know what this bone is from"?

“What do you mean all the label says is, “we don’t know what this bone is from”?”

We found tables with Legos

We found tables with Legos

He switched from the baby Legos to the big boy Legos.

He switched from the baby Legos to the big boy Legos.

Showing off his independence.

Showing off his independence.

Not sure who is having more fun here.

Not sure who is having more fun here.

It was so warm in the museum that Baby Boy wanted his shoes off.  We found a fan to cool down a bit.  When we left, it was actually cooler outside (78 or so).  Also, while we were waiting for the elevator, we were able to see into their collection storage area, and students were back there eating which is a major no no.

It was so warm in the museum that Baby Boy wanted his shoes off. We found a fan to cool down a bit. When we left, it was actually cooler outside (78 or so). Also, while we were waiting for the elevator, we were able to see into their collection storage area, and students were back there eating which is a no no.
After we left the museum, we walked over to Chipotle.

After we left the museum, we walked to Chipotle.

We took our time on the walk back to the car.

We took our time on the walk back to the car.

We ran in the grass.

We ran in the grass.

Climbed the light poles.

Climbed the light poles.

Investigated signs.

Investigated signs.

And chased some ducks.

And chased some ducks.  He was squealing, “DUCKS! DUCKS!” while trying to capture them.

More running.

More running.

So Baby Boy tried to open the doors to the law library, but they were too heavy for him.  I told him they were locked, but the clever boy pressed the wheelchair access button to let himself in.  He made it pretty far into the library before John caught him.

Baby Boy tried to open the doors to the law library, but they were too heavy for him. I told him they were locked, but the clever boy pressed the wheelchair access button to let himself in. He made it pretty far into the library before John caught him.

Being forcibly removed from the law library.

Being forcibly removed from the law library.

Taking a minute to regroup before heading back to the car.

Taking a minute to regroup before heading back to the car.

Even though we weren't too excited about the museum, the afternoon ended up being a lot of fun.

Even though we were a bit disappointed by the musem, the afternoon ended up being a lot of fun.

Sitting on the balcony eating popsicles before bath time/bedtime.

Sitting on the balcony eating popsicles before bath time/bedtime.

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