|The entrance to the North Museum of Natural History and|
Science on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.
|This photograph was taken from the museum's website. It|
shows a large group of men who were amateur collectors of
natural specimens who were known as the Linnaean Society.
|Directly inside the front door is this display of mountain animals.|
|Caden enjoyed the snakes encased in plastic slightly more than the live ones in the Live Animal Room.|
|This is a Blue-Tongued Skink which can grow to be over two feet long and live 20 years. It gets it's name from the fact that it has a Cobalt blue tongue. It is native to Australia, Indonesia and of course, the North Museum.|
|Caden captured a neat shot of a Peninsula Cooter whose shell can grow up to 15 inches in length. It can be found in rivers, lakes, swamps, canals and ponds. It's name comes from kuta, the word for turtle in several African dialects.|
|This looks scary until you realize it is rubber!|
|In the Hall of the Cosmos room we were able to examine the moon and it's surface.|
|Here Caden stands next to the skull of a dinosaur to show how large the animal may have been. This is part of the|
|This is a notebook that allows people of any age to present their thoughts about using Indians as a sport's mascot. Loved the answers which were primarily from children.|
|This gives you an idea what a child might think about Indian mascots for sports teams.|
|This shark's jawbone which shows the many layers of huge teeth was quite impressive to my grandson. He could probably walk through the sharks mouth.|
There also displays showing rocks and minerals, fossils, birds of the north-east, an outdoor butterfly garden and a discovery garden. Fun day for both my grandson as well as me. It brought back memories of my childhood and my visit to the museum years ago. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.