Thursday, February 6, 2014

Field trip to Mayborn museum for Under 12 group

Residents under the age of 12 were treated to a special excursion to the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University campus Feb. 2. Recreation coordinator Kimberly Bobbitt accompanied the four youth from the Waco campus.

“I love taking the 12 and under students on outings,” Bobbitt said. “Sometimes they may feel obligated to act like the older students while in their home units, but when I get them out on their own, they quickly begin to play like the 11- and 12-year-olds that they are.” 

Bobbitt said she had taken a few of the students to the museum last month and two of the under 12 students requested to return. One of the girls was looking forward to visiting the room with rabbits and guinea pigs and the glass floor where Mammoth bones are on display. One of the boys had a special instrument picked out in the gift store that he was anxious to purchase.

The group enjoyed exploring the entire museum, visiting the Mammoth site and Texas railroads exhibits plus the rooms on the environment, television broadcasting and agriculture. The favorites of the youth that day were the bubble room where they could make and pop large bubbles and the room on communication. Bobbitt said the youth spent the afternoon engaging in hands-on learning, making the day an overall success.

A special thanks to Kimberly Bobbitt for contributing photographs from the event.

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