And we got to see real gold!
And Jack found a crystal taller than himself!
The museum offered some nice hands-on opportunities with a variety of rocks we enjoyed sorting.
A moon rock!!
Each preschooler got to pick some rocks to take also!
We then walked through the campus to get to The Sherpa House restaurant. As we walked, I explained to the children that we needed to not be too noisy, as students were studying. They asked me what "studying" meant, so I had a good time giving them preschool-friendly explanations of that. I used the example that we were just "studying" the rocks . . .
We tried some Nan and a yummy chickpea-fried vegetable fritter - everyone enjoyed trying some new foods.
And then the dinosaurs came back into play...
Before we made new play dough, we had to replenish our supplies.
Then we dried and sorted them meticulously! Look at the great descriptive language the children learned to describe the rocks...