Another popular museum is the Cranbrook Institute of Science on the Cranbrook campus in Bloomfield Hills. They have permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, including a full-size skeleton cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Exhibits also explore the relationship between dinosaurs and birds. General admission to the Institute is $9 for adults and $7 for children aged 2 to 12 and senior citizens. Friday evenings after 5 the fees are $5 and $4. The museum is open from 10 to 5 daily except for major holidays, and from 10 to 10 on Fridays.
Nikita (CW, 9pm) – NEW! Nikita tries to head off a recruit sent on a suicide mission, and gunfire erupts when Michael arrives on the scene. Meanwhile, another recruit ambushes guards at Division, inciting mass pandemonium.
Lake Johnson is another fine hiking choice. The trail around the animatronic dinosaur manufacturers complete lake is about five and one half miles. In season black berries can be found on the West side of the lake. The park facilities at the lake include paddle boat and small sail boats. The hike around the lake is in the woods along a paved trail for most of the trip. There is a brief portion of the trail opened to the lake.
Circular Quay has played a pivotal role in the life and economy of Sydney. It was an important maritime hub. Today, it is the favorite terminal for ferries and yachts, which you can charter. The boats can take you all across the majestic Sydney Harbour and into the Harbour Bridge. It can even go as far as Mosman and Watsons Bay.
Another great museum to visit is found in Macquarie Street. This used to be a barracks that housed New South Wales male convicts. Kids would definitely get to know more about their life and the early penal system of the country. They can also see for themselves the memorabilia they left behind.
This was the primary reason for our visit to the Science Museum of Minnesota, and we were not disappointed. My son insisted upon posing in front of each dinosaur for a photo. I checked, photography is allowed at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The highlight of the dinosaur display is the Diplodocus, which is the largest dinosaur on display at 82 feet long and weighing 12 tons.
Perhaps the most unusual dinosaur is the “Brontosaurus” (we call them Apatosauruses now), which features a set of stairs that you can use to climb inside the creature. The interior of the dinosaur is red and white (naturally) and houses a painting of Jesus housed in a heart-shaped frame and labeled “The Greatest Heart.” The Prehistoric Zoo is open 7 days a week through Labor Day from 9 am to 6 pm. There are more limited hours during September, and it is closed from October through April. It’s a good idea to call ahead to verify the hours at 989-471-5477. The charge is $5 for adults, $4 for children aged 7 to 11, and $3 for children 6 and under.