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Museum of Life + Science: Hideaway Woods Treeehouses

Fall Staycation Fun

November 16, 2015 Sarah Coggins
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Our son’s fall track out began last Wednesday and Trent took the end of the week off as well so the four of us could enjoy a bit of family “staycation” time. We’re blessed that there really are so many family friendly options in the Raleigh-Durham area that our only “problem” was slimming down which things we wanted to do.

A trip downtown to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences was a given. It’s one of our favorite places and the kids never seem to tire of it.

Museum of Natural Sciences - Nature Research Center: Aquarium

We made sure to check out the new exhibit – Extreme Mammals. And take funny photos. 🙂

Museum of Natural Sciences: Extreme Mammals Photo Opp

After nearly a solid week of clouds and rain, to finally have the sun out and warm temps (70!) was a huge blessing. We took advantage of it to get outside and explore the new Hideaway Woods at the Museum of Life + Science in Durham.

Museum of Life + Science: Hideaway Woods Treeehouses

Museum of Life + Science: Hideaway Woods Treeehouses

We also stopped by North Raleigh’s new donut shop (Rise Biscuits & Donuts) for free donuts on Friday. Even our daughter took a couple small bites which is huge! She’s been much tougher on starting solids than her brother. Apparently, donuts pass the test.

Rise Biscuits & Donuts - North Raleigh

Simple things, but fun and priceless time spent together as a family.

Do you have some favorite family “staycation” spots in your area?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

1 Comment

  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? December 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm
    Those Hideaway Woods look amazing! I sort of want to go hang out there. And, I love Elise's face at you in the giraffe thing! She's like ", why are you a giraffe?"
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