We had planned on going to the Bronx Zoo for Emily's birthday. However, normally we go on Wednesdays when it is free. I looked at their website and after finding out it would cost $100 just to get into the place, we looked for an alternative place to go.
We ended up going to Space Farms Zoo and Museum. It was a place we used to go to all the time when we lived in New Jersey. We haven't been there for 8 years so it was really nice to go back.
It turned out to be a gorgeous day and Emily had a blast.
We packed a picnic lunch.
Emily fed the animals corn that the farm had available.
A young grizzly bear looking for a meal.
This guy's head made me laugh. He looked like he had a wig on.
Racing up the hill to see the fiercest bear - the kodiak.
He didn't seem so fierce to me. LOL!
The boys were good sports about the day. They hung out at the snake pit.
After we looked at the animals and walked about 3 miles, we went into the museums. They had old cars, farm equipment, toys and tools.
The children decided they wanted to be locked up in the jail.
Of course, Nathan and Stephen had to be dramatic. Nathan told me they were pretending they were going stir-crazy from being locked up in a one room jail. LOL.
We took a break for some candy and soda.
Then back outside so Emily could play on the playground.
This picture made me laugh because I realized afterwards that all three of them stand the same way.
We had a great time and the birthday girl loved her day.