Berlin Museum of Natural History


With this post we mark the end of our exciting road trip vacation and eventually we’ll head back to the normal posts of cute pictures of the kids. 😉 We started our monday in Berlin by visiting the Berlin Wall. After that we walked just a little ways (probably no more than 1/2 a mile) to the Berlin Museum of Natural History. We actually didn’t know anything about it until we say a little something for it in the book in our hotel room. What caught our eye was the idea that they house the tallest dinosaur skeleton in the world! Our girls are pretty big dino fans and some of the other exhibits were things we knew would interest them. Not to mention it was cheap! We only paid 10 euro for our entire family to get in compared to the nearly 40 euro it cost for Miniature Wonderland or the 60 some euro it cost for the Hannover Zoo! Good thing, too, since I think we were down to just about 10 euro in cash at this point.

It ended up being a really neat thing to do with our kids. Again, had they been older or had we been there with out children we could’ve spent all day there. There was so many incredible things to see and learn about. But, with three young kids we bounced around pretty sporadically and quickly.

The girls with the world’s tallest dino skeleton!

So, I feel like here in Germany (or anywhere really) there are lots of claims to fame. I’ve seen about 3 clocks now that claim to be the biggest cuckoo clocks in Germany. This dino, however, is the real deal!

Towering above us.

Mr. and the girls with the dino!

The girls and I with the dino!

This dino was a favorite of bug’s. I think it was one of the first things she told my Mom about when we got back from our trip. “Grammy the dinosaur’s head was alive, but his body was a skeleton!”

Bug pretending to be a saber tooth tiger with the saber tooth tiger skull!

These are the things that nightmares are made of!

The girls visiting the stuffed version of Bobby the gorilla. He was a big time star at the Berlin Zoo many, many years ago!

The had a whole section of stuffed animals. It was like the zoo! The girls loved it. Roaring with the lion!

Took this one for my Grandpa who is a big fan of eagles!

The attention to detail on this display really made me giggle! Especially since this is about what our car looked like after being parked under a tree in Hamburg!

Bug and one of her favorite animals — a tiger!

Checking out a big display of sea creatures!

This is just a display, but it was SO realistic!

I told Mr. I felt like this display portrays the ten minutes leading up to dinner time at our house…

These are just a few of my favorites from our time spent at the Natural History Museum. If you’d like to see more you can view the entire album on our Photo site by clicking HERE!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend! We are exciting sun and 70 degree temperatures so I am sure there will be many adventures to be had for our family this weekend! I can’t wait!

One response »

  1. Your girls are real troupers – what an amazing experience they are having in Germany. Maybe Lily will remember some of it. She must have had so much fun seeing all those stuffed animals. At least you will have great pictures to show them.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s