So Jared and I ventured out with the kids in the heat to go see the Arizona Historical Society Museum. You weren’t supposed to use a flash in the museum so not all of my pictures turned out and those that are here aren’t that great.
Here’s a photo of announcer’s equipment from back in the day.
Upstairs, they had an area about the agriculture of Arizona and how it all began with the Natives and their amazing canals and how there are tons of them.
Vivian really enjoyed making the different products light-up as she pressed the pictures.
Downstairs, there is a transportation and travel room that is totally interactive for the children. Christian really liked that they had yet another hat he could try on…though this one (a conquistador's) has got to be the worst thing to wear in the heat of Arizona…if you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, what happens to your brain in this hat?They had the funniest car here that is supposed to demonstrate time and travel….it was pretty fun. The kids of course had zero interest in just sitting in the back and middle seats so I could take a picture…. …They wanted to “DRIVE”! I could not stop laughing when Vivian and Christian figured out this system to drive the car, she steers and he pushes the pedal. When I asked Christian who was going to watch where they were going he replied “You can do that mom”! LOL
(If you can’t tell, this is one of those days I need a “Daddy Dressed me” button ;) ). This photo is a little fuzzy but it illustrates nicely how intent Vivian is when she colors….and her obsession with silly bands!
This next area was interesting to Christian because he likes to build things and they had lots of materials for kids to construct roads and bridges for the wooden cars to drive over. Over all it was a pretty fun museum (upstairs they have a real plane floating in the WWII room that you can get up close and person to). We are for sure going to go back there and spend some more time looking at all the exhibits….and if my parent’s come here, I’m sure they’d LOVE this museum. ;)