We got there about 11:00 and got to see some fish and whalebones, and the arthropod zoo. We stopped at about 12:00 to "check a guy" (this is our terminology for the finger prick / blood glucose ritual). After lunch we went through a neat room with butterflies, a sloth, some turtles and a corn snake.
After the bugs and stuff it was time for the dinosaurs. This was Mason's favorite part.
Then it was Bella's favorite room, the Discovery Room. This was full of Bug and Dino costumes and lots of other stuff we never got to. Bella was captivated by the binoculars (and her big brother).
As we were getting to about 3:00 things came to an abrupt end as Bella tripped over her ant costume and split her lip wide open. Blood everywhere and of course the moment of panic because T1-Ds (I know sounds like a terminator droid) are much more prone to mouth infection, so we'll be watching this closely.
We finished up with a trip to the gift shop and a magnifying glass and a Blue Dinosaur for Bella.
Bella sacked out on the drive home, until we had to "check a guy" and got a borderline low. So fruit snacks were administered and she fell right back to sleep.
All in all it was a good day, we can go out and function like semi-normal people. But we now have two excited kids and two very very tired parents.