Mama Bear needed some time alone to collect honey or work in the den or something, and Indianapolis isn't really that far away so the kids animals and I hatched a plan go forth in search of fun.
And oh how we did succeed.
There is so much to see and do at the children's museum that you can really only get a little taste of it all, especially on your first try. We jumped from one exhibit to the next and looking back there seems to have been a transportation theme to our visit. As you can see, at the museum one can travel by....
... or crocodile!
The EgyptAir flight took us to the special exhibit on the land of pharaohs and mummies, and the kids enjoyed their first airplane ride. After we deplaned we hailed a CrocoCab and set off to learn about Egypt. The exhibit was mostly about modern Egyptian life and culture rather than ancient tombs and pyramids, which was a refreshing deviation from your typical antiquity-focused Egypt exhibit (which is still interesting stuff, but tells us very little about the present day country and its people).
The motorcycle was found in one of the other special exhibits, oddly constructed around the theme of "rock stars and their cars". The kids didn't really get into it. I did get them on to the stage with some "air guitars" where the music was blaring, but they just kind of looked around, perplexed.
Some other random kids were rocking out, while Cygnet wondered if she might be holding a paddle for a canoe.
Suddenly we heard over the PA that Marmoset had left the building, so Cygnet ditched her paddle and hopped in the race car to catch him. No sooner had we made our rendezvous than we realized we were up a creek, without a guitar. There wasn't much to do but play with the ducks, and so that's just what we did.
You would think that was enough excitement for one day, but we were then chased away from the duck pond by a bunch of ferocious dinosaurs. We were too busy running to get any good pictures; sorry. We lost the dinosaurs in the thick jungle, where we stumbled upon their lair. Marmoset spent a little too long rolling around in the nest and started sprouting dinosaur hands. We decided that was a good indication it was time to go home.
So we saddled up the horses and rode off into the sunset.