Before we left for Montreal in 2010, there were talks about a new science centre in Calgary, since the old Telus World of Science downtown was too small and also somewhat outdated. Fast forward four years and not only are we back in Calgary, but the almost [...]
One of Calgary’s main attractions undoubtedly is the Calgary Zoo. Located mostly on St.George’s Island in the Bow River, it is the second largest zoo in Canada (after Toronto) and founded in 1929 also is among the oldest one of the country.
In June of [...]
Hey! It’s me … PlayDrMom again! This time I’m here to share another one of my favorite places to go with the kids … Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, in Troy, Michigan.
It’s been a couple of weeks since our last visit to this local Nature Center … and I’m sure, by [...]
I can’t believe it took me 12 years of living in San Diego before I finally made it to this museum. Located in beautiful and historic Balboa Park, The Nat is a fantastic way to spend a day with your kids, especially a hot summer day in a city where air conditioning [...]
Birch Aquarium at Scripps, located in La Jolla, offers a fantastic (and much more affordable) alternative to Sea World for families looking to explore Southern California’s marine life minus the crowds and shows. The aquarium, part of UCSD, is dedicated to education and conservation.
Much of the aquarium is indoors and air-conditioned. Tanks [...]
It’s PlayDrMom again! This time I’m here to tell you about a great place we stopped on our travels in the Northeast U.S.
On our grand adventure in New England we spent one night, 2 days in Ogunquit, Maine. I choose to make this stop on our trip because my parents brought me [...]
We love the aviation museum in Warner Robins GA. It is huge and there is so much to see. We took my nephew many years ago and it was a big hit with him. So, my husband and I knew when we had kids, we would have to go [...]
I’d been hearing about this place for months and finally decided to check it out. About 20 minutes drive north of San Diego (isn’t everything a 20 minute drive in San Diego?) and just off Interstate 5 this lush garden escape beckons. We left our house around 9:00 a.m. mid-week in July [...]
Last Easter we flew ‘home’ across the Atlantic from the UK to Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina has a population of approx. 193,000. It’s been growing a lot in the time I’ve been away. It may be in the middle of the Canadian Prairies, and it may not be huge, but it’s my hometown and [...]
My child and a friend at the Rotterdam Zoo
The Blijdorp Zoo is one of our favourite locations in the Netherlands. It is for sure one of the biggest and most beautiful zoos in Europe. It is fun for both children and adults, in all kinds of weather and [...]