Monday, March 23, 2009

Gold Rush

For some more exploring we took a little field trip in Seattle. On the northwest corner of Jackson Street and Second Avenue is a small National Park with big opportunities for little explorers to experience the Gold Rush northbound and great news - no entrance fees!

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


It was fun to learn about gold, what it is used for and how much we were each worth our weight in gold, let's just say I am very valuable.

This park is also part of the Junior Ranger Program and they have a little passport you can buy for $0.50 and do brass rubbings and embossing stations around the displays.

You can spin the wheel of fortune and see if you would have been one of the few who struck it rich.
Stop at the outfitters store for everything you need on your adventure...

Coming up they are having Junior Ranger Day, April 24th. 10am - 4pm. FREE!

Kids get to pan for real gold, make sourdough and watch it grow, participate in the Art Notebook Project. Complete the Junior Ranger activities book that day and earn commemorative Junior Ranger badges, patches or pins.

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8 comments:

Jen said...

Looks like a cool place. But then, you're cool like that so it fits the profile.

Joanna said...

That looks very fun! and cool that's its free!

Traci said...

We will have to remember this place, especially because we are MOVING TO MOSES LAKE!!!!!!!Will is opening the station up there June 2Where do you live in WA? I can't get over all you do girl~ Can I be your kid?

ashley|josh said...

oo looks like lots of fun.. now i just need to get josh there. he still has not been to seattle and served his mission in washington. he was in spokanne. but i know he would love seattle.

Jamie said...

That looks so fun - you guys do the coolest stuff!

ade said...

How fun! Those boys look so old and handsome. You are always doing the fun stuff. We want to come play....

Natalie said...

Wow! Your boys look so much older all of a sudden!

BTW, that place looks way cool too! Thanks for the idea. I think I just may have to bring my kiddos there.

Burbs said...

If I go find some little kids can "WE" be invited to your fun outings????