We joined the Museum if Science and Nature today. One of the most sound decisions I have made to date. This is a MUST for any family, I dont care how poor you are. For $90 we get to go to the Science Place and see all the regular exhibits, go to the special exhibits at a very discounted rate, including IMAX and the Planetarium and we get to do this all year! If we go only once a month this is less than $10 a trip for a family of 5!!!And we plan to go more than once a month, the kids absolutely loved it and they came out with so much freaking new knowledge is wasnt even funny. They played in the dinosaur dig, wandered thru the body exhibit, learned how we throw up, then played for hours in the hands on Children’s museum. They have real life things, a play farm they learn about growing food, milking cows, gathering eggs, riding horses (pretend) and food distribution. They also have a huge “What’s in our Backyard” room, with bugs, snakes, spiders and dress up stuff. They have kitchen toys, computers, a water room that mimics a flowing stream with water toys. This place is awesome! There are plenty of places for parents to sit and relax while watching the kids
Here is the real deal on this place. We went a few weeks ago and paid $41 for all of us to do this.Not bad. Then I find out the membership gets us in as often we want and is just double what we paid for one visit. Of course the choice was obvious. We joined. We git 4 free tickets to IMAX which we used to see the Seamonsters movie. Totally awesome but scared the crap out of Sally. This is not fort timid kids. The boys loved it but I had to taker her out about halfway. A word to the larger folks, the seats are not made for bigger butts and hips. We went to the Cafe while the boys finished the movie. I got a large Pepsi and nachos, got Sally a tiny bag of Cheetos and the bill was almost $9. Not a good deal and the nachos were just the cheese sauce and tortilla chips. The bag of Cheetos was the one you pay 3 for a $1 at the grocery store and the large Pepsi was what most places would call a small these days. They had salads, sandwiches and lots of kid friendly food, but seriously, I would eat before you go, because it’s all pretty mediocre and way over priced. I dont know why these types of places dont follow the pricing guidelines like a regular fast food joint. I am sure more people would eat there if they didnt have to pay such high prices for such basic food. I would like the convience, but I will skip the Cafe, even tho we get a 10% discount with our membership. The gift shop is fairly reasonable in pricing, which really surprised me. We are also in line for 4 free tickets to the Planetarium. The thing I liked also was that since we got 4 free tickets to IMAX and chose to use them today, we had to buy another ticket since we have 5 in our group and they charged us the childs price instead of making us pay the adult price. I thought that was pretty cool.
This is located at Dallas Fair Park and is accessible by Dart Green line. You do have to be prepared to walk a bit from the transit station, but on a nice day it wouldnt be a bad trek.
February 20, 2011
My name is Ann…not really…but here it is. I am a mom in the Dallas suburbs. I have 3 kids at home with me and a 4th that has already left the nest. I am happily married for 7 years to Jim…not really, well I AM happily married for 7 years but his name isnt Jim, but here it is. Our kids are Bobby (not really), age 7; he is mentally challenged and has mulitple behaviour issues. He is my stepson, he was 5 months old when I married his dad. Long story and not going to get into it here. This is not what this blog is about. We also have a set of 5 year old twins, Sally and Sammy (again, not really). My point is to be anonymous. I dont want anyone to know who we are or identify us. I want to be abel to be perfectly honest here about my opinions and service on the places I discuss. This blog is to help the other average Dallas families utilize our city, and enjoy our eats. I will tell you exactly what I think of where we go and what we do. We dont have a ton of money so I look for things on the low cost spectrum. I will bitch and complain if I think we are getting ripped off, because in this economy, we all need to find the best bargain to entertain our families…with that said, here is my first post.