Our family loves the Museum of Life and Science, no matter the weather or season. You can head there for indoor fun with animals, playrooms, space exploration and butterflies. Or, head outdoors for the dinosaur trail, wolves, lemurs and bears. The Santa Train runs in the winter, and in the summer, you can cool off at Into the Mist. The museum is constantly adding new attractions, and this weekend is no different.
Some new residents are coming to the museum on Saturday, and my son and I were lucky enough to head over early and meet them. Four alpacas are joining the museum's barnyard family, in the stalls where the sheep and goats lived before. (The sheep have moved on to a lovely farm, but the goats are still there.) There are two mother alpacas, Retro and Equinox, and their two babies that are about six months old - Emily and Ray. Retro and Ray are fuzzy and brown while Equinox and her baby Emily have black fleece.
They were a bit nervous to meet us, but friendly and inquisitive, and my son loved watching them. We were able to watch them eating some treats and hay, and just running around, stretching their legs in the outdoor yard or relaxing together in the barn area. The little babies were adorable, and it was great to see animals that you don't normally see very often on farms.
Again, you can meet the alpacas starting this Saturday. The museum is having a weeklong celebration to introduce Equinox, Emily, Retro and Ray to their new home, so head on over and say hello. They'll give you another reason to love to come to the museum!