Sunday, January 07, 2007

Museums Fever

I'm pretty excited! Our local paper has been running some articles about the Museums in Chicago and I am itching to go.

First, The Field Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Shedd Aquarium are having FREE - Yes, I said FREE - days in January and February! Every Monday and Tuesday and a full week each! I have told Bob to get at LEAST one Mon. or Tues. off this month and next so we can pay a visit to these exciting places!

Second, The Field Museum is having a night at the museum called "Dozin' with the Dinos" where, for a fee, you can stay the night at the museum and explore with a guide and a flashlight! The kids, Luke especially, would LOVE to have such an experience. Unfortunately, our budget doesn't include a $47 per person column for entertainment. I could see it as a "field trip" but still, the budget isn't there. So, I guess we will have to dream about it and think, "maybe next year..." :)

2 Comments For Risa:

Princess Ruby said...

Wow! How neat to be able to go to those museums- and for free! I remember back in college going to one of them there (can't remember off-hand which) and it was so cool. I know that kids would love it. We always talk about going when we drive home but we're itching to get home that we don't stop! Maybe some time we can meet up with you guys in Chicago and do something like that! Too bad that Dino thing is so pricey. That sounds like so much fun! My kids would love it- especially after seeing Night at the Museum. Well, they'd probably be terrified too...lol.

Anonymous said...

If you go to the Field Museum in th afternoon (can't remember the cut off time) you can bop around for a couple of hours for a greatly reduced price. I love living with those museums in my backyard...let me just warn you that free days are very very crowded!!!