I received free passes to visit several places in Thanksgiving Point.
My girls love getting out and being active and enjoying new activities. If your living in Utah or visiting then Thanksgiving Point is THE place to visit this summer! We live about 25 minutes from there and it is well worth the drive.
We decided to take the girls to Farm Country, we had never been there and my girls love animals! The girls had so much fun looking at the animals and there happened to be baby goats when we went! The girls were able to go on a Pony Ride and a Wagon Ride. Charlotte and Leah both LOVED riding the ponies and were able to pet some of the animals while we were there. There is a ton to do like a little house to play in, ducks to feed, pony rides and more!
“For all animal lovers alike, come meet your favorite farm critters such as cows, goats, horses, chickens, sheep, and pigs at Farm Country. You could even meet some unusual animals like llamas, alpacas, and peacocks.
Besides petting and feeding the animals, you can also see what it’s like to be a farmer through our hands-on exhibits. Don’t miss the chance to view a cow milking (5 pm in summer, 4 pm in winter) and learn how milk gets from the cow to being bottled at our Meadow Gold Dairy Adventure. Also, see how food is transported to the grocery store at our Soil-to-Market classroom.
Check out our chicks in the incubation station and the bunnies in our rabbit hatch, and be sure to visit in April for a chance to meet our newest baby animals who make their debuts in the spring. When you’re all tuckered out, go on a relaxing pony ride or hop on the wagon for a ride around Thanksgiving Point. Playing on a real working farm has never been more fun than at Farm Country.” (Thanksgiving Point Website)
Farm Country isn’t the only place to visit…my girls NEW favorite place is the Museum of Natural Curiosity.
We had been there once before and the girls loved it! The Museum of Natural Curiosity is a super fun kids museum at Thanksgiving Point that has a ton of fun things to do. When we went there were a lot of kids and parents just having a blast! The girls loved the magic shop, building lego’s, rope bridge and making crafts. In fact they were so busy I only could snap a few pictures because they were on the go, go, go!
We also went outside to play in there fun outside mini park which includes a zipline! The outdoor splash pad was closed at the time because it was a little chilly BUT I will be taking them back this summer, it’s so fun!
“With more than 400 interactive experiences, you can choose a new adventure each time you visit the Museum of Natural Curiosity®. In Rainforest, explore the ancient ruins and chambers, crawl inside the 45-foot-tall monkey head, and pretend to fly the Piper Cub. At Water Works, explore science with water, wind, sun, and earth, or go to the Discovery Garden to learn about nature and the six simple machines in the Archimedes Playground. You can even explore the town of Kidopolis, where you’ll discover secret passageways, perform tricks at the magic shop, and run one of the locomotives at the train station. For more educational opportunities, visit the Exploratorium exhibit in the Innovation Gallery or take a class in one of the Dickson Academy classrooms. The options are endless for all curious minds at the Museum of Natural Curiosity” (Thanksgiving Point Website)
If those 2 places aren’t enough they have the beautiful Gardens where it’s fun to go and explore the flowers and they also have the Museum of Ancient Life! We will be headed there in a few weeks and the girls can’t wait!
“Roam among the dinosaurs, explore a Carboniferous Forest, and dive deep into a Cretaceous Ocean at the Museum of Ancient Life. Come visit one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs with 60 complete dinosaur skeletons in our galleries, along with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. This is the destination to enjoy learning about our pre-historic animals, playing with toy dinosaurs in the Erosion Table, and digging for fossils in the quarry dig.
Also, be sure to check out the working paleontology lab where workers are unearthing real dinosaur bones. Right now, the lab is working on a 150-million-year-old long neck dinosaur called a Barosaurus. You can even pretend to be a paleontologist yourself in the Junior Paleo Lab by casting your own fossil and drilling a real fish fossil to take home.
If you want to make a night of it, spend the evening at Late Night with Rex, held once a month, where you go on a scavenger hunt through the museum, take fun paleontology classes, and get popcorn and drinks with a 3D movie at the Mammoth Screen. Whether you come by day or by night, the Museum of Ancient Life will be a lively adventure you’ll never forget.” (Thanksgiving Point Website)
If you live close to Utah County or even if you don’t a membership will get you into all of these places and more! Please visit www.thanksgivingpoint.org to learn more and check out their great Membership and Non Membership Prices!
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