Monday, May 17, 2010

May at the Zoo - Expedition Madagascar!

When I looked outside and spotted that it was not a perfect day, I decided to make it our May day to visit Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and our first visit to Expedition Madagascar! I figured it would be super busy with school trips and with the exhibit just opening.

We arrived right at 9:30 and went in with our passes through our secret entrance (we never go in through the main gates because their is always a major line!). I ran with Addi and Asher in the stroller by the monkeys, through the lions and the gorillas to get to expedition Madagascar. I wanted to avoid any major lines if at all possible. And, we did. We arrived and stepped inside to find opening tables set up. The kids got a poster, activity passport that they had signed, and pin to wear.

The exhibit was not really what I expected. It was mostly dark with smaller animals such as lemurs, turtles, and snakes. Their was also an outdoor exhibit with similar animals on display.

After that, we went and watch the seals have breakfast. That was fun. Addison and Asher love watching the seals. We walked around to the other side checking out the various animals before stepping inside the warm butterfly exhibit (it was actually chilly outside) and then onto the aquarium. Alivia would have loved the butterflies this time because we saw many azure butterflies!

After a picnic where we all became freezing cold, we left just before it started to rain. What timing I had today!

Addison's favorite part today was the butterflies. Asher, well, he kept asking for lunch all morning. I am not clear he enjoyed anything other than the picnic!

Until next month (when Alivia will be able to come with us!)...

Inside Expedition MadagascarInside Expedition MadagascarOutside of Expedition MadagascarOutside of Expedition MadagascarSnack TimeRiding through the zooOn the giraffe!

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