Leading up to the day I had done some research and I'm amazed how much is still closed even during vacation week. Trains, museums, even Fort Knox closed until May. The weather also drove us inside being overcast with on and off rain in the mid 40's.
Driving up we took the long way via Route 202 through China, Albion, Unity, Dixmont, and eventually into Bangor. It was a really lovely drive and helpful as that is my coverage area in dispatch and it's nice to be able to see it for a change.
We had lunch first at Chick-Fil-A, I know surprise right. Wesley boy refused to sit in the highchair he wanted to sit on the bench of the booth like a big boy. So we let him and he did excellent.
We had to park in the parking garage and the elevator had a glass wall that all the kids thought was exciting. The museum is located on main st and all four kids, aged two to eleven thought it was three floors of fun!
There are nine themed exhibits over three floors, Amazing Animals, Artscape, Body Journey, Booktown, Dino Dig, NANO, Nature Trails, Sounds Abound, and Tradewinds.
The kids each had there own favorite exhibit;
Wesley liked the truck especially when his favorite girl would ride with him. He would keep saying momma down and pat the seat next to him until she would sit down. He would then yell "yeah!" and clap his hands.
AJ liked piloting the cargo ship.
Addison loved the recording studio, we had to pull her away. They all liked the studio but especially Addison. Kate even has a video of myself and the three kids jamming out.
Canaan really liked this jungle tree house exhibit on the first floor. It extended into the second floor but you couldn't get out on the second floor from it. It was actually pretty cool, all the kid climbed through it.
We were there for just over two and a half hours and none of them wanted to go, until I told them I would buy them a cookie. We drove a half mile down the road to Frank's Bake shop.
Wesley and I got a molasses cookie, Kate a sugar, AJ chocolate chip, Addison a no bake cookie, and Canaan a chocolate dipped macaroon. Wesley ate his cookie, half of mine and most of his mothers.
We had a really fun day and there will be plenty more this summer.