So, this weekend both my roomies had left for mini summer break//Father’s Day weekend. Luckily my parents came down to visit Saturday so I had company 🙂 Before seeing them, I went to volunteer at the Academy like I do most Saturday mornings. It’s located on Ben Franklin Parkway near Logan’s Circle.
You’ve probably heard about me talking about the place before. It’s around other museums, like the Franklin Institute where I wanted to take my sister and bro-in-law to see the mummies!
Since I arrived early for my shift, I decided to wander about the pretty fountains.
Along the way, I found these interesting animal carousel displays. Eventually I found out they were from the Philadelphia Flower show.
I think there were only 8 in total. They ranged from a butterfly, a unicorn, a lion, a rabbit, a camel, a peacock, and a dragonfly. A really interesting and random gathering of animals. And I concluded they were from a carousel collection because there was a golden, braided post stuck through them 😀
My particularly favorite shot was that of the ostrich lost by City Hall peaking out in the backdrop. They seemed to be made of dried plant material, almost mummified. Cool stuffs. I’m sure they were even more gorgeous when they were freshly made.
Oh btw before I end the post, a lil bit of advertisement 🙂 The new exhibit I’m working at is “Fore the Planet!” Our tagline is “18 holes of serious fun.” Basically its environmental & evolution educational mini golf :D! As the tag says, it’s 18 holes, and you can play as much as you want since it’s included in the museum fee.
I hope to take pics of the beautiful displays & stories that go along with each little course :D! It will be the last time that the Academy of Natural Science will own this fun-filled, awesomely creative exhibit, so be sure to stop by if you are in the Philadelphia area!