Happily, there was lots more of interest at the museum. For one thing, there were Legos to build with, and the kids had a great time just playing there.
|Z: Yes! Take my picture!|
The Western Michigan LEGO Train Club built a model of Grand Rapids in the late 19th Century, which was very cool. It was fun to look for characters and landmarks:
|This trolley traveled around the setup - very neat.|
We wandered through other exhibits. The Newcomers exhibit told about the different ethnic groups (over 45!) that call Michigan home. The kids liked the habitat exhibits as well. Young J saw this owl and declared, "it's Jim!"
We came across some really large Legos, and of course had to build something with those as well:
And we had to ride the carousel:
We came upon this display as we were leaving - a piece of the Berlin Wall.
This is a picture of my young friend in his Link* outfit, which comprises this hat, the mitts he's wearing (he will, however, patiently explain that they are "gauntlets"), and also a sword and shield (which you can see in the pictures above). By the way, he is still wearing that hat, even though summer heat is upon us...
|J in the persona of Link|
The Grand Rapids Museum is worth a visit (or several)!
* Link, I am told, is a character in the video game Zelda: