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Macy’s Museum Month – February 2016


07 Feb

San Diego Museum Sign

 

Yay! It’s field trip time!

If you happen to be in SoCal, then this might be a good chance to get out and take a field trip. February is Macy’s Museum Month and at various stores they offer 50% off admission passes throughout the month. Over 4o museums participate within the San Diego area, and there’s a wide variety of options that will appeal to most everybody! Why not find one that speaks to you and your homeschoolers and get out for some interactive learning?

 

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Delorean at San Diego Automotive Museum

 

For the complete list of participating museums and more details, check out this link:

http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month

Learning for half the cost!

 

A Day of Museums


17 May

Day 11, Saturday, May 11, 2013

Well, the weather report had said that Saturday was going to be a rainy day, so I planned ahead of time that this would be the day we’d do both the Smithsonian’s American History Museum and Natural History Museum. I had hoped to be done with the American History by lunch, eat lunch, and then head on over to the Natural History Museum, but by lunch we had only finished ONE of the three floors! I decided we’d eat lunch and then cover the rest a bit quicker, but it was probably at least 1:30 or 2:00 before we finished seeing the American History Museum, and that was with half the museum closed for renovations! It was interesting, but sadly lacking a lot of the things I remembered, or had hoped to see. I didn’t even realize until just now the Foucault Pendulum is gone! I looked it up and found out it was removed in the late ’90s.

The Natural History Museum (more…)

And Walk Some More in D.C.


11 May

I’m still a day behind in this, and I really don’t even know if anybody actually reads this, but, in case someone does read it, I post to share our trip experiences, and maybe help someone out with their own trip. Maybe it will inspire someone else to consider taking a trip like this. At the very least, it acts as a travel journal of sorts that I can look back on and say, “Oh, yeah, that’s when we did that,” or “I remember that!”

Day 10, Friday, May 10

Friday was a day we got up and out of the hotel room super early because I planned to attempt to get tickets for The Bureau of Engraving and Printing since I had failed to secure them ahead of time with my state representative, having submitted on the later side of things. We were out of the hotel room by 7:15am in hopes of getting to the place they hand out tickets by 8:00am (though some trip advisors said the line could start as early as 6:30!)

Unfortunately, we were only just getting off The Metro when we realized it was already 8:15am, but kept heading to our destination in hope of getting some tickets. We arrived in the front of the building (more…)

Driving, Gorgeous Land, and Rain!


09 May

Day 6, Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday we actually didn’t get to do a whole lot of stuff, because this was the day we drove to our second hotel in northern Virginia so we are closer to D.C.

On the way up I happened to catch a glimpse of one of those famous brown history signs and asked my son if he wanted to go to a battlefield. He was up for it, so off to Fredericksburg we went. We went to the visitor center where the man working there gave us a nice little talk and then we followed the trail they had along with various signs explaining the battle and things we saw along the trail.

There was a house that was actually there during the battle and it displayed bullet holes as proof. There was an actual part, as well as a reconstructed area, of a stone wall that was there the Rebel army hid behind, as well as some monuments and a soldier cemetery, where there were something like 30,000 buried, but most in mass graves because only less than 3,000 could be identified.

We also had time at the end of the day to sneak in a visit to Mount Vernon , though we really should have had more time for it.  (more…)

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