November Morning

Friday, January 15, 2016

SLC Connect Pass: The Leonardo and This is the Place

We got our last uses out of our SLC Connect Passes visiting The Leonardo and This is the Place.  I didn't really have high hopes for the Leonardo because online it looked like it was something that was geared toward older children and adults.  I wasn't sure if there would be much for Dawson to do.  However, it is one of the coolest places I have been!  The downstairs has a variety of stations that encourage creativity through art.

Dawson and I painted a Christmas sign.

 We also drew and colored a bird.

Dave and Dawson explored with pattern blocks.

The upstairs level of The Leonardo has lots of things for kids to play with that serve an educational and creative purpose.  Dawson had so much fun!


Creating an electrical circuit!

 Larger than life Legos!

 Light Table

Playing with shadows.  This was awesome because Dawson loves playing with his shadow at home.

There were so many other cool things too.  I actually like this place better than the children's museum.  It has a real emphasis on creativity with activities for people of all ages.

After our time at The Leonardo, we headed over to This is the Place.  Since Dave and I had both been here before we decided to save it until Christmas time to see their special Christmas additions.  It was a super cold night and there wasn't much that was open in the village so we didn't stay long.  Some of the highlights were a live nativity, putting our names on the nice list, listening to a Christmas story, and seeing Santa.

We really enjoyed all of the fun family activities we got to do this year with our SLC Connect Passes!  There were two more activities we could have done but opted not to.  One was going to an art museum but we aren't really that in to art.  The other was a ski lift type of ride at a mountain resort but we decided it wasn't really worth the drive to just do that.  Even without doing those activities though, we definitely got our money's worth and had lots of fun exploring neat attractions in our area.  These passes worked out great for us because they forced us to get out there and try some new things.  I love all the memories we were able to make this year with our passes!

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