Friday, June 29, 2007
Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia, NC
Thanks to our reciprocal membership to science museums (the benefits of Pink Palace Membership!), we were able to punctuate our trip from Chapel Hill, NC to Atlanta, GA with a stop at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. We left Chapel Hill early and made it to the museum by 10:30 am. Entrance was free, but the boys did choose to pay for a "mineral mining" exhibit. We wandered easily and compared it to the museums we've visited so far. We could have spent an additional hour or two, but left after two hours as our stomachs were grumbling. We headed to a Chinese/Japanese buffet and sated ourselves before finishing the drive. We did stop off at a tourist peach stand and got some gifts (Cheerwine soda from NC, peach salsa, hot sauce and cider).
The boys enjoyed the exhibit on patterns and volume the most. I would like to see both of these make their way to the Pink Palace.