About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘Museums/Events’



    Science Museum of Oklahoma ~OKC

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    We finally made it back to the OKC Science Museum!

    I think it was over a year since our last trip.

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    I love this kind of quiet calm area where you can sit and just watch the marble run’s.

    So needed is such a huge place that is often loud.

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    My kids will really just sit and watch them for a long time!

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    We brought a friend with us so we had six kids for this trip.

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    So many great places to invent and explore!

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    This girl is way cooler than me…

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    Yes I take a lot of pictures if I like light.

    ha

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    My second oldest will just stay in one area and quietly work.

    Chaos all around and he does not even twitch.

    I think he could do just one thing for hours.

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    I was already getting tired from all the noise and people so I found a little corner to sit and take pictures while Nick helped all the children do an art project.

    I am super helpful like that…

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    He knows so much, I love watching him explain things to the kids.

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    We spent so much time in CurioCity that we barely touched the other parts of the museum this time.

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    I am so glad that we have such an amazing museum close to us!

    It is such a gift to watch kids learn and explore(while they think they are playing).

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    This is an Oklahoma Museum Network museum so if you buy the pass you can get into this one as well!

    We are a large family so we buy a membership to the museum we will go to the most and then add on the OMN upgrade.

    We end up having to buy a few tickets at each OMN museum we visit.

    It is still a really good deal though.

    So many great museums on that pass!

    Tulsa Discovery Center ~Tulsa, OK

    Monday, December 18th, 2017

    Here are some of my favorites from our recent trip to the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

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    We brought a friend with us so she will pop up in some of the pics also.

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    They change out exhibits pretty often so it is not the same things over and over.

    I had not been in a while so the only thing not new to me was the tape slide and toddler/baby area.

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    My youngest boy spent most of the time building this wagon/sled and the rest of the time giving rides to kids.

    I think if left alone, he would build quietly all day.

    With three little sisters and a brother though that never happens…

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    Dad helped him improve his design a bit so it would be easier to pull.

    Which meant it went faster…

    Oops.

    Have you checked out the Oklahoma Museum Network?

    This is one of the museums on it along with several other really good ones.

    Here are my posts on the others;

    Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

    Leonardo’s Children Museum

    Museum of the Great Plains

    Science Museum Oklahoma(I don’t have a recent post up yet)

    Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ~Prairie Grove, AR

    Monday, December 11th, 2017

    While at Devil’s Den State Park, I picked up some brochures on other state parks nearby.

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    I had wanted to go to the Prairie Grove Battlefield for a little while so I was happy it was pretty close to where we were staying.

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    The museum was small but had a lot of hands-on and interactive displays!

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    The battle of Prairie Grove was a large Civil War battle and would be a perfect stop if you are studying that era or just find that time interesting.

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    When you touched a cannon ball(what my oldest daughter is doing) it would show you a animation of how far it would shoot.

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    My oldest liked looking at all the different weapons.

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    Little bit trying to lift a cannonball!

    She did not succeed…

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    The grounds were so pretty!

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    So many old buildings!

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    There is a 1 mile walking tour but also a driving tour!

    We did both and it was an easy way to learn some interesting history.

    And really sad history.

    Be prepared that it does talk about the ground being soaked in blood and other facts like that.

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    The first part of the walk was my favorite.

    Lots of beautiful historic buildings to see and give the kids a glimpse of what it was like back then.

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    It looks so peaceful.

    Such a contrast to what it must have looked like during the battle.

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    I can’t help but think of the families who lost everything just because their house ended up being in the middle of a battle.

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    They find the Osage Orange’s so interesting.

    I can’t blame them so do I!

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    I really like to visit these kinds of places when they have reenactments going or other historical events.

    If you are planning a trip just to see it, go to their website first and see if they have anything coming up.

    It really helps history come to life!