We got to Banff just in time for lunch. We went to the Rose and Crown. It was very quiet and the food was really good.
And Grady got a chance to get some giggles out before heading off the the museum!
I`m sure I have been there before but I don`t really remember. It is a very cool place to visit. Even the glass is antique and they ask you to be very gentle with it. It is amazing the amount of species they have on display!
Checking things out from the top floor
Posing for Auntie when he wasn't...
refusing to have his photo taken! :D
Wow don`t I look engrossed in whatever I am looking at!
Grady really enjoyed all the animals but had lots of questions about why they aren't alive. The lady working the museum was amused to see how I would keep dodging the tough questions! I finally came up with an answer that satisfied Grady without having to answer anymore questions about dead animals.
Grady "Why are the animals not alive anymore?"
Me "because if they were alive this would be a zoo but its not, its a museum"
Museum Lady "good answer!"
It is a CHEAP to visit and so cool!
Auntie Amanda says this guy is giving us the stink eye!
Then in one of the back rooms they have things you can touch and play with.
Uncle Ed and Grady build a puzzle of the map of Banff National Park together.
They have furs to touch including Badger, Beaver, Muskrat etc.
Hear Grady is showing that Muskrat make for great ear warmers!
Not often you get to see my true horned nature ;D
An chance to get an up close look at bones
And touch bones
Or pretend you are a (drunk?) Rhino!
And this photo is just pure Awesomeness!
You can also take a nap?
Or do some light reading on the History of Banff, Canada or Alberta.
A very cool place to go and visit. I highly recommend although you do have to leave the building and walk across a parking lot to use the bathrooms so maybe make sure little ones go potty before hand.
Then we had some snowball adventures...
Before a stop at the candy store. But I don't think we will be back to the candy store. Customer service was extremely poor.
A great trip to Banff for sure. I will have to make sure to not wait 4 years before going back again since it IS right on our doorstep!