Amazing Reasons to Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore

National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

The tranquility found in an aquarium includes surreal imagery and a rhythmic soundtrack that is unique. The whirling and bubbling of the water complements the bright orange of the Giant Pacific Octopus to the bold hues of the tropical fish. As we have highlighted in our post Benefits of Aquariums, there are many academic and … [Read more…]

Must Do Experiences at Liberty Science Center this Summer

Liberty Science Center Must Do Experiences this Summer

One location we visit no matter the season is the Liberty Science Center. Consisting of four floors of massive exhibits, this space embodies learning through play. Children can run, jump, touch, feel, smell and see immersive experiences that promote academic enrichment. If it’s raining or sunny, Liberty Science Center is the perfect place to bring … [Read more…]

Passport to Pangea at Dinosaurs Around the World

Dinosaurs Around the World

While you can get a passport to travel the world, there is one destination that is impossible to purchase a ticket to. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the Paleozic and Mesozoic eras that was home to dinosaurs. This summer, the Academy of Natural Sciences invites visitors to pick up a passport and travel … [Read more…]

A Review of the Virginia Living Museum

The Virginia Living Museum

For the past several years, we have taken road trips with stopovers around Virginia. This spring break, we decided to explore Williamsburg which is when I came across a brochure for the Virginia Living Museum (VLM). Our best decision that trip was ignoring our laid out plans for the day and taking a detour to … [Read more…]

Access to Science: A Sensory Friendly Event at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Access to Science_ Academy of Natural Sciences

When you are a parent of with special needs, even just everyday tasks can feel daunting and overwhelming. Whether it’s food shopping, a trip to the playground or a going to the mall, these experiences can be overstimulating and uncomfortable for an individual with unique needs especially for those with sensory needs. That means visiting … [Read more…]

Must Do Experiences at Liberty Science Center this Winter

Must Do Experiences at LSC

One of my absolute favorite places to explore in NJ is Liberty Science Center (LSC). No matter how many times we visit there is always something new and exciting to experience. This winter is no exception. LSC has an incredible line up of exhibits, events and experiences the entire family will LOVE! In addition to … [Read more…]

Dinosaurs after Dark: A Screaming Good Time!

Dinosaurs after Dark (1)

The Dinosaurs after Dark experience is a combination of traveling back in time with mystery dinner mixed with scientific learning and a dash of s’mores! Unlike visiting during the daytime at Field Station: Dinosaurs where you roam the prehistoric terrain with sunlight, in this unique experience, you travel through the park in organized groups by … [Read more…]

New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks and Minerals in New Jersey

New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks & Minerals in New Jersey

Mommy University Finds All the Gems in New Jersey! Whether it’s Bruce Springstein or Bon Jovi, as natives of the Garden State we know that New Jersey Rocks! However, as parents of young children, that term has a different meaning as they begin to become fascinated with rocks and minerals. At age two, my son … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Enjoy Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinos After Dark

We absolutely LOVE visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. We have explored the exhibits on our own, attended special events and even stayed overnight. Last summer, however, we enjoyed a new experience, Dinos After Dark. I have been wanting to attend one of these events for a while but it never seemed to … [Read more…]

Explore and Learn at LSU Museum of Natural Science

Explore and Learn at LSU Museum of Natural Science

I cannot believe that after 5 visits to Baton Rouge that we just discovered the LSU Museum of Natural Science! Each trip, we look for new learning experiences for the kids (and ourselves) especially new museums so I was thrilled when I discovered that Louisiana State University had an amazing museum to explore and it … [Read more…]