Evan, Braeden and Dylan
After the fish ladder bust, we walked over to the Great Falls Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is free to the public and has displays of the Connecticut River Waterway and the wildlife of our area. The kids love to go though and push the buttons to make the various animals and habitats light up in the exhibits.
A huge topographical map of the Connecticut River and surrounding area
Posing with the moose
Silly faces with the moose
The babies entertained themselves with keys
When the boys were through with the animals and buttons, we headed back outside to the bike path so we could walk down and have a picnic by the river. It was a beautiful day and we found a nice area with shady trees and plenty of room for the kids to run around after they ate.
We had a really great time despite the murky water. The kids all loved being outside and watching debris flow by on the river. I love that we got to be outside, the boys got to explore, and we were able to spend time with friends, all for free! That's my kind of afternoon.