On a trip to St. Louis, we visited the Missouri Botanical Garden.
It's a 79 acre garden in the middle of St. Louis, and it's the oldest botanical garden in the US; it was begun in 1859. Along the paths were perennials enjoying the Midwestern summer, and we picked the perfect day to go: chilly enough that we started our trip wearing jackets. I don't know the names of all of the plants, although they are labeled in the gardens.
|Spiky red-hot poker|
My children love LEGOS®
, so we had to visit the Lego Exhibit
at the garden. Artist Sean Kenney
used more than 300,000 bricks to create ducks, a praying mantis, flowers, and other fantastic creatures.
If you can get to St. Louis (the LEGO® exhibit ends September 7) I recommend visiting the garden--which is open year round--and the LEGOS®! After you exit the exhibit, there are Legos with which you can play.