A long Veterans Day Weekend trip to the Philly Zoo. Getting cold so a lot of the animals are no longer out and about. But the big cats do have their long winter coats on.
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It’s been about a year since we last visited the Philly Zoo. Spring was crazy and the boys had kind of gotten a bit exhausted. We all enjoyed being back this time though it was sad to see that the Polar Bear had died since our last visit.
Our annual summer trip to Coyote Point and CuriOdyssey. The boys are kind of outgrowing the zoo although the fact that the animals were easily visible and very active this trip helped assuage that. But they’re liking the exhibits more and are starting to make connections to stuff they’re learning in school. This is encouraging. I remember going to the Exploratorium at least once every year when I was a kid* and I don’t remember ever paying attention to the science behind the exhibits.
*Usually on both a school fieldtrip and a summer camp field trip.
We also did our usual thing of hitting the Magic Mountain playground for a bit of fun on the gigantic slide. Then I took the boys up the road a bit to Burlingame for It’s-Its. It was, after all, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
Our yearly trip to the San Francisco Zoo. It’s going to be interesting to see how long the kids are excited to go. So far it’s still fun and they’re finally at the stage to learn some things about the animals but I know better than to assume that this will always be the case.
For now the kids still enjoy playing on the playground and riding the merry-go-round. I guess when that part is no longer fun (or cool) will also be a key indicator of when they may be aging out of the zoo as well.
I think this will make it our eighth trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. It was cold so many of the animals were hiding but we did get to see the cats looking all elegant in their winter coats. Also there were baby Red Pandas which were moving way too fast to photograph.