Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Field Trip #2…Ohio Historical Society July 3, 2011

Over the past couple weeks, Jedi has been studying the Ice Age in Ohio, and the mastodons that roamed Ohio during that time.  And thankfully, there is a complete mastodon skeleton on display not too terribly far from us.  So, we all went to the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus to see it.  And during our trip, we of course toured the rest of the museum as well!  The kids all had a blast.  This is definitely one of Ohio’s gems…even for those who, like me, are not history buffs. 🙂  And if you are concerned that there might not be much to keep the really little ones interested, we went with our 2 year old, 4 year old, and 7 year old…there was a lot to keep everyone’s attention.  And I’m pretty sure it was the *2* year old that had the most fun!

Us in front of the mastodon skeleton

And for the first time in, oh, forever I think, I was actually in the picture. I was taking the picture of the kids while my husband was filling out the membership info, and one of the historians asked if I wanted to be in the picture. I jumped at that opportunity since I'm never actually in any of these. LOL!

Conway's face

This week, Jedi learned about the difference between mammoths & mastodons. And now he was able to see the teeth in person!

More bones in the mastodon display. Poor Bug was all distraught that "that mastodon fell down and got stuck!"

An amazing exhibit! If you live in Ohio and haven't seen the full skeleton, you should go see it!

All three children also loved the animals of Ohio exhibit!

More of the Animals of Ohio exhibit

More of the Animals of Ohio exhibit

Apparently these guys were once rare in Ohio. I'd have to say, I don't think that's the case anymore!

The kids were amazed to see how big a turkey actually is!

Since we have coyotes living behind our fence in the backyard, I made the kids pay special attention to this exhibit...

Bug loved the gemstones of Ohio. Especially this one. Because it was pink. Sounds about right to me.

And then Bug was telling everyone who came in that this was salt. (She was right too!)

Jedi really enjoyed looking at Ohio's fossils

And in Barefoot in Suburbia's version of 'Where's Waldo"...I present to you, "Where's Bug?" She loved this car and would not get out!

Jedi was very amused when I told him TVs weren't always flat screen....

And Jedi was very impressed by the cars

Part of the Great Depression display

Monkey and Jedi

Monkey loved the display of infant prams

This bike amused the children...and now they want one of their own. LOL!

A display of toys used by children in early Ohio

The famous Ohio 2 headed calf

Side view of the 2 headed calf

This was the surprise exhibit of the day for us...something you don't expect to see in a museum of Ohio history. 😀

Bug playing in the house that was set up in the Children's area

She really loved playing in the house. She was trying to make soup on the fire here.

Monkey and Bug finishing the meal preparation game they were playing

Some Native American artifacts

More Native American artifacts

And Bug was *still* playing in the playhouse. We couldn't get her out! LOL!

All three of my kiddos.


One Response to “Field Trip #2…Ohio Historical Society”

  1. JANE MASON Says:

    I work at the Ohio Historical Society and I am so glad you had a good time. Your photos do a wonderful job of presenting things that kids love. Thank you for visiting.

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