Last week I took my three kids to CALM. CALM (California Living Museum) is having a program called Calm Adventurers for ages 6 to 9. My middle son is 8 so I wanted to take him. My middle son has ADHD. Because of that he misses out on programs that are at night because of his ADHD so he doesn't get to go to some programs that my older son does. When I heard about this at CALM, it was something I knew immediately I wanted to take my son to so he could have something all of his own.
The program is from 10 to 12. Your child goes off with an instructor and they learn about animals, etc and get to go some places other visitors at CALM don't get to go. It is one day a month and the last one is in April (unless they extend it). The cost is $15 dollars per child for non members and $10 for members. It just so happens that I was gift with a membership last year so we only had to pay $10 dollars and with our card, admission for the rest of us was free.
So while my son was off having an adventure, my other two sons and I explored the zoo. We looked at all the animals, then went to the playground (which is geared more towards older kids). My youngest son has PDD-NOS (pervasive development disorder) and it's hard to go with him places in public because what he has. He did really well for most of it, but towards the middle he was trying to go off more and more so I was THRILLED with I heard "The children's train is now open. You can buy tickets in the gift store."
So I hightailed it over there and bought enough tickets for the three of us to ride two times. The first time we were the only ones on it, then some other folks joined us.
It's a little train but the kids loved it. The grass is growing so stuff was green and it was beautiful. We had a view of the river, etc.
Here are some pictures:
My oldest son, behind the conductor
There is even a dinosaur on the train ride...
My youngest was so happy
Hey, it's the mine! ;)
The sign says Yellowstone. I don't know. It looks a little flat. ;)
A view of the Kern River
Pretty, pretty green
As the sign says, River View
More river. So pretty. Can you believe these are from Feb?