Practicing paleontology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Digging for fossils-Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Overheard in the Ancient Arizona fossil dig:

Teddy: “Did you know I’m going to be a paleontologist?”

Blond little girl: “Of course not. I just met you.”

Teddy: “Well I am. And I’m practicing. For when I’m all grown up. Look at that sign! It says what we can find here. Do you want to look too?”

Fossil sign Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Blond little girl: “Oh.” Pause. “Well, bye.”

Clearly he needs to work on his patter – or he’s going to be one lonely paleontologist.

Can you find fossils-Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

We had a great time at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and saw any number of snakes, gila monsters, scorpions, hummingbirds, and saguaros, just to mention a few of the many diverse animal and plant species the desert has to offer. The view alone was worth the drive from Phoenix to Tucson.

Desert view Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

These pictures are for Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. And on an unrelated note, I’m happy to announce that this is my 300th post! (Cue balloons and confetti.) If you’ve never visited before, I invite you to take a little time to explore some of my previous 299 travel stories and advice using the links in the left sidebar.

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  1. Hillary says

    We have friends with a daughter who loves dinosaurs and she thinks Miles is the bee’s knees. Teddy will find someone who finds his passion for paleontology attractive, no fear. Plenty of time!

  2. Mara says

    Thanks all – I will be writing a full review/description of the museum at some point in the coming weeks. There is lots to see there.

    Debi – I think that this is a place you would really like. It’s a hike from Phoenix (which is where I assume you’ll be for spring training), but worth the drive.

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