Hot Pink Flamingos

April 25, 2010

The new exhibit Hot Pink Flamingos is now open at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. See how climate change is affecting our oceans and the life within them. If you don’t live within visiting distance, there is still great information and exhibits on-line to explore.

I include lots of ideas of places to visit and activities to explore with children on, so do check them out! 🙂

Help Julie Packard’s Latest Action to Support the Sea Otters

March 10, 2010

Help Monterey Bay Aquarium‘s Executive Director Julie Packard in her latest action alert to save sea otters like Kit. The Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC) program has been trying to save the threatened southern sea otter since 1984.

See my other sea otter mentions on, a website about and for grandparents, parents and their special children in their lives by award-winning author Grandma Sue. 🙂

Saving Sea Otters

August 3, 2009

The Monterey Bay Aquarium sent a letter yesterday about the plight of the sea otters. Here’s the aquarium’s page on Southern Sea Otters. Check out The Otter Project, too!

The Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act (H.R. 556) passed in the House late Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 316 to 107. Now the bill moves to the Senate; we’ll be sure to let you know when the time is right to ask for support from your Senator.

Here is the aquarium’s on-line Sea Otter Exhibit page and another page about sea otters with a video and activities. Here’s another video, too.

Thinker Toys

May 30, 2009

One shop Grandpa Ron and I ALWAYS visit when we are in Carmel, CA, is Thinker Toys. It is on the corner of 7th and San Carlos. There are educational toys galore! There’s trains and books and games and just all kinds of play things! We must admit that we do enjoy seeing all the games we grew up with as well! 🙂

Their Motto is: “Cool Toys for Thinking Kids of All Ages”
On-Line Motto is: “Great Toys for Thinking Kids of All Ages”

There is also a shop at 480 DelMonte Center in Monterey, CA.

Children’s Museums

April 11, 2009

On a rainy day (and there are a lot of those in Portland, OR) Austin and his friends love to visit the Portland Children’s Museum. He even had his first birthday party there.

Last weekend in Monterey, CA, we discovered the My Museum where the kids were totally having fun.

As a kid, Austin’s Mommy enjoyed the Children’s Museum in San Jose, CA.

All of these children’s museums are just awesome places to explore! While on the internet I stumbled on the My for the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley in Bryan, TX. It has some very interesting activities as well.

Co-worker Leslie says her grandson absolutely loves the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA. Check that one out, too!

Found a Told U So blog entry for the Children’s Museum in La Habra. That traveling exhibit of “Ring of Fire” (through June 14) looks fun, too! The blog has LOTS of ideas on it, as well!

The Tucson Children’s Museum has several fun exhibits. Here are some pointers.

At the Carson City, Nevada Children’s Museum there are lots of interesting programs going on as well as the on-going exhibits.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium

April 6, 2009

I’m so excited to find my way in this sharing of information.

Grandpa Ron and I had a fabulous time in Monterey, California this past weekend.   The weather was great.  The ocean was refreshing.  The sunsets were beautiful.   The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an awesome new seahorse exhibit.  It is wonderful! I still can watch the jellyfish for a long time.

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