Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dinosaurs on King St?

I try to stick to outdoor discoveries for this blog, but this indoor gem is too good not to share!
Sometimes we are so busy shuffling along looking at the sidewalk that we forget to look up and all around us for details. It's easy to become bogged down in the heavy minutia of daily "have-tos" and we wind up missing the sweet little extras that kids seem to hone in on.

Enter "little bird"...
He's my secret weapon when it comes to sorting out the details (and one of the reasons this blog got started). He has a sharp eagle eye for those little things we sometimes casually miss. He can find hidden alleys, decipher maps, negotiate subways, and spot signs from a mile away.
One day, walking downtown, (while looking up, down, and all around), this is what he saw, and exclaimed "There are dinosaurs on Calhoun!". Once again, a new discovery.
From the inside, this is a bright and open space above Calhoun St. Welcome to the College of Charleston Natural History Museum. Operated by geology majors, these docents are always on hand to answer any questions and they're great with kids.
From dinosaur bones to sharks teeth...
Fossilized fish, or a work of art? You be the judge...
I love it here. Slow down, wander around, and enjoy this quiet, thoughtful place - thanks to little bird!
College of Charleston Natural History Museum
202 Calhoun St. Downtown Charleston
School of Sciences and Mathematics Building - 2nd floor
Open to the public daily 11am-4pm, except Wednesdays
Free Admission (made possible through public donations - if you would like to make an online donation, please visit )
restrooms located on this floor
Parking: we have visited at least 4 times, and have always found a metered parking spot right outside the building on the corner of Calhoun and Coming.
Closest food and drink: .3 of a mile up Coming St. is Two Boroughs Larder - a PMK favorite! A nice little walk too! Two Boroughs Larder -186 Coming St.

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