The Lizards Are Here! I got to join the Mile High Mamas at this amazing event last night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and as if the weather wanted us to see these slithery friends, the snow stayed away until it was time to go home. The Lizards and Snakes exhibit is here until July 8 but it is very well done and there is something of kids and adults of all ages and just like when they did T-Rex, you can take a picture of a giant Boa Constructor named Bo eating you alive- now that’s what I call a gobbling good time! (har har)
So, the third floor special exhibit houses snakes, lizards and yes even our friend from Tangled- remember him? Pascal the lizard. No, he’s not a frog! Yes you can meet Pascal and then buy all sorts of fun souvenirs afterwards as well. We got to go tonight which was VIP night and we received a special preview of all the neat things at the exhibit. There is a craft area where you can make your own lizards bracelets- the kids love them especially little ones. Then there is the dress-up area where the kids were going nuts! What fun. You can see my little reptiles here to the right. They really had a great time but wait, then there is something for the man who wants to show off too – can your man lift a 100 lb Anaconda? Well, I sure hope so cause mine can. Most people just walk on it but my husband had to show off. Okay, maybe I asked him to. See, something for everyone.
Then, they do shows too in the play/pretend area, there is a fun show for kids and adults to learn more about their reptilian friends. We had a great time and we are so lucky we get to go back. Did you know, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science does special field trips for schools – they will go out to the schools or have the school trips visit there and the schools get discounts or are free! And get this- if you are an active military member (active means ACTIVE DUTY, GUARD, RESERVES that are active), show your ID card, you and your family – entire family with you get in for free. IMAX and special events are extra of course but to the basic museum (discovery zone, space odyssey and even the Reptiles) part is free!
I really love the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and we go just about every weekend. It is one of the few venues in the Denver area that is pro-military, honors veterans and also gives so much to local schools. They are a great part of our community. I can’t wait to get back there and have some more fun with the Reptiles. Oh and don’t forget as you leave, take a picture with Bo—- if you dare! Have fun and remember the TRex Cafe in the Museum is reasonably priced and very good food- Healthy options too!