Despite the threat of heavy rain and winds, our Cabrini Kids from Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY, some parents and teachers from Springhurst Elementary School also in Dobbs Ferry, boarded a school bus to go to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. Thanks to a grant from the St. Faith’s House Foundation, we were able to enjoy a wonderful day at the museum.
In addition to the many exhibits about mammals from the different countries, and the Sauriscian Dinosaurs exhibit, we went to two special exhibits, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and Unseen Oceans.
When we entered the T. Rex exhibit, we saw a model of a baby T. Rex. As we walked through, we saw how the T. rex grew and grew. Everyone was standing in awe as we looked at the different models of the T. Rex. We could only imagine what it was like when they walked the earth.
The Unseen Oceans exhibit was also spectacular. As we entered the hall, water was projected on the floor and it seemed as if we were wading through the ocean. This led us to a theater presentation that took us on a journey through the different environments beneath the sea. There were also many ‘hands-on’ activities for the Kids to do.
It was a wonderful experience for all. Despite being exhausted, no one wanted to leave the museum. Mother Cabrini was certainly looking down on us because the weather that was predicted, never happened. We never had a drop of rain.