Zoos aren’t my thing. On a broader sense, animals aren’t my thing. But what kid doesn’t beg for a puppy or love to go to the zoo?! What I do love is adventures with my kids and I love them even more when their free thanks to our Pogo Pass. So we visited the zoo last week when the kids were out of school and my mom was in town. I think every young family in the valley had the same idea because the place was a zoo – figuratively and literally.
But you want to know what makes the zoo bearable and dare I say more enjoyable? The amazing animal lego exhibits they had scattered throughout. Every exhibit had a little sign that told how many legos were used and how man hours it took to build. We made a game out of trying to guess each exhibit we came across and I was blown away by the numbers. I think the longest time we saw was just over 1,000 hours and that was for the polar bears.
We weren’t about to spend all day scoping out the animals, so we had each kid choose which animals were must see for them so we could make sure everyone walked away happy. Hunter chose the snakes and other creepy crawlies, Bennett chose the tiger, Hallie chose the monkeys and Cannon chose to be miserable. No family outing is complete without someone having a meltdown, right? This time it wasn’t me!
I liked the lego animals the best. They were beautiful works of art and their dimension is what makes them so interesting. I had a hard time wrapping my brain around how they even plan the sculptures out and I could see Hunter’s wheels turning in his head when he imagined a lego career path!