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The Dinosaurs in Philadelphia

A while back I joked about trying to find dinosaurs in Philadelphia. At some point I was clued into the fact that there ARE dinosaurs in Philadelphia, they’re at the Academy of Natural Sciences! So I went a couple weeks ago.

jadoba was in town for the weekend so I dragged him along too.

..and he took one for the team.

I got to hold a live giant cockroach, which really wasn’t that horrifying, it was kind of cute. Even so, if I ever see anything like that anywhere in my living space I’m going to flip.

It wasn’t the most spectacular nature museum I’ve been to, but it wasn’t crowded (like when I went to the Smithsonian to see the dinosaurs) and their dinosaur exhibit was quite nice.

I also got to go to Reading Terminal Market for the first time, where I got some seriously nommy cookies and peaches.

So that makes two more Philadelphia touristy things down, how many more to go? I’ve still never been to Pat’s or Geno’s…

One Comment

  • RoboNuggie

    Ugh Live Giant Cockroach ? I think that my hands would have to be chopped off for them to be holding that thing….

    Reading Terminal Market looks fantastic… looks European in size…I could spend all day and all my money there.