Raleigh is a hikers dream come true. The city continues to extend it’s Greenway system. They have built tunnels under roads and recently completed a bridge over the Beltline 440. They have trails around lakes throughout the city. In addition the state of North Carolina has an 11 thousand acre park, Umstead inside the city with more trails.
When you get home, you will hear your kids talking about their museum trip. They may be excited about the planetarium show, a movie in the museum theater, watching the huge pendulum in the lobby of the museum, the life size animatronic dinosaurs, the great blue whale, the insects, birds, animals, the “you name it.” They will want to go again.
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The Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing houses its Hall of Evolution downstairs, which tells the story of life beginning with the early marine organisms, and taking it through the last ice age. They have the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the femur of an Apatosaurus in their collection. Museum admission is free (the recommended donation for adults is $4) and parking is available at $1 for two hours. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
Zoo volunteers traveled the city depositing small dinosaur toys around the city on sidewalks. Representatives say to take them home but to please take a picture of it and post it on the zoo’s Facebook wall.
You can easily find a museum not too far from your home. There are many listings on the Internet. Contact the museum or visit its website to see what cost are involved. You might drag grandpa along to help pay the bills.