Santa Claus is coming to town
Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? Are you ready? Are your kids excited about a visit from Santa? We got a little sneak peek this weekend.
Over the weekend, my family got to visit Discovery World for the first time. Not only was it their Winter Weekend, but I was invited to take my family free of charge as a local blogger. How cool is that?! So, I wanted to share our experience with you, since we had so much fun.
Discovery World is part science center, part aquarium, and all hands on. It’s a great place to introduce young people to how fun and cool nature and science can be. Plus, you can touch almost everything, which is perfect for my boys.
A meeting with Santa
Not only did they have all of their regular exhibits for us to see, touch, and play with, but they had some special things just for the holidays. One that I was pretty excited about was that Santa was there!
We haven’t had the chance to go see Santa anywhere yet, so this was the perfect opportunity. Last year, we saw Santa for the first time at Old World Wisconsin, which you can read about HERE. Other than that, my boys haven’t had the chance to see him. The twins’ first two winters were spent in isolation, so it’s really fun for us to get to do all this stuff now.
My oldest gets pretty shy meeting Santa, and the twins are still a little unsure of the whole thing, but no one cried, so I call that a win. Our first picture, we only had 2 out of the three. Santa was on the third level, and my big guy was taking his time with Dad climbing the stairs.
As I mentioned, the twins aren’t so sure about this guy with the big beard and red suit, so here is the first attempt with all three.
And finally, the best shot. 2 out of 3 looking and sort of smiling is the best we can hope for.
In addition to Santa, they had a Kooky Cookie House to walk through and get a gingerbread cookie at the end. They also had a place to decorate cookies too.
Trains and Legos
Two other special exhibits that were happening at Discovery World were model trains and a Lego exhibit. Unfortunately, these were not things you can touch. This was much to my boys disappointment.
So, when you can’t touch the models, you do the next best thing. You buy a train at the gift shop, and pretend you’re in your living room while Mom tries to take a picture.