Last Saturday, November 19th, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History had a welcome back Alice party for the return of the Allosaurus.  The Allosaurus was dismantled in 2008 so it could be rebuilt to reflect current dinosaur knowledge.  It was originally found in Utah in the 1960’s.  The museum had many special events to celebrate the day.  Nick, Sally and I had a great time.


We aren’t used to crowds at the museum.  I lost Sally twice during our first 10 minutes.  After that, we got really good at holding hands.  On Wednesday evening, it’s not necessary.

Our first stop was the registration table to fill out a drawing entry and pick up our Allosaurus trading card.  Then, it was off to hat making.


Sally and Nick both colored a hat template.


Nick declined a hat, but Sally loved it.


We signed up for the roaring contest.  While we waited for it to start, we played museum bingo.

Then, it was time to gather the participants and head up to the balcony for roaring.  Nick and Sally thought it was cool to be upstairs looking down at the dinosaurs.


After some time outside in the Perkins Wildlife area and other displays, it was time to head home.


I’m glad the kids enjoy the museum so much.  We definitely get our money’s worth out of our membership.