Before Salt Lake, we went and visited our neighbor who has moved to the Wasatch Front. It was so good to see her. She's our surrogate grandma.
Afterwards we continued to the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point. We started at the Big Bang and proceeded through time. The dinosaurs certainly got lots of attention, but I think the kids' favorite part was the interactive sand table with flash floods to bury dinosaurs.
Our little paleontologist also really enjoyed the sand pit.
The next morning we went to Hogle Zoo, arriving just fifteen minutes after it opened and finding the parking lot full. The Zoo was certainly a zoo. We navigated our way through strollers and crowds of toddlers and admired the dinosaur animatronics.
We watched the rhinos getting fed.
After a couple hours we had seen it all and were ready to go on. We had a nice lunch and continued to the Children's Discovery Museum.
We went through the old train depot at the Gateway, admiring the amazing stained glass windows.
The kids checked out the old ticket counter.
The children's museum was lots of fun for the kids.
On the way back to the vehicle, the kids played in the fountain. Do you think they stayed dry?