Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpacas Arrive at the Life and Science Museum

Our family loves the Museum of Life and Science.  You can head there for indoor fun inside the museum with animals, playrooms, space exploration, and butterflies.  You can head outdoors for the dinosaur trail, wolves, lemurs, and bears.  You can head over in the winter for the Santa Train or in the summer to cool off at Into the Mist.  The great part is that the museum is constantly adding new attractions to check out and this weekend is no different.

What it is: This Saturday some new residents are coming to the museum and today my son and I were lucky enough to be invited by the museum to head over early and meet them.  There will be four alpacas joining the Museum's barnyard family.  They will be living where the sheep and goats lived before. (The sheep have moved on to a lovely farm, but the goats are still there.)  There are two mother alpacas-Retro and Equinox and their two babies that are about six months old-Emily and Ray.  Retro and Ray are fuzzy and brown while Equinox and her baby Emily have black fleece.

While they were a bit nervous to meet us, they were friendly and inquisitive, and my son loved watching them. We were able to watch them eating some treats and hay and just running around and stretching their legs in the outdoor yarn and relaxing together in the barn area.  So, whether they are indoors or outdoors, you will still get to see them if you come to visit.  The little babies were adorable, and it was great to see animals that you don't normally see as much at a farm.

The alpacas will be ready to meet starting this Saturday October 20.  The museum will be having a week long celebration to introduce Equinox, Emily, Retro, and Ray to their new home, so head on over and say hi.  They will give you another reason to love to come to the museum!

What we liked: We loved meeting the new animals, especially ones that we would not normally see anywhere else.  Plus, it's great that these animals were at the Museum where there is so much else to do and see.

What we would change: There's not much to change about this fun stop except that it's a quick stop.  However, that's not a problem because there's so much else to see at the museum.

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Address: 433 Murray Ave, Durham, 27704

*The alpacas are located in the barnyard area of the museum near the donkey.


(Meet Retro and Ray)

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