Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Southeastern Railway Museum - September 25, 2014

We had a great time at the  Southeastern Railway Museum. This was our first time visiting and we were blown away but all the train cars and other transportation vehicles that they had on display.
Juli loves anything that involves dogs, to bad this one was fake!

They had the kids go to different stations to learn details about the railway system. Each station had a train piece to collect once they finished the worksheet for that station. 

Many of the train cars were gutted on the inside and they allow you to climb in and explore them.

The kids thought the switchboard was interesting. Juli liked the phone!

They even had a model trail set up that the kids got to operate. The room where the train was had a variety of items on display from old trains. Dishes, tickets, menus..

Trying out Morse Code.

When I helped Juli up to this lookout area on an old train she said "quick, take a picture and get me down!" 

Look, homeschool kids sitting as a group listening! The kids learned all about how steam engines work.

We got to ride in a restored caboose that was pulled by a diesel locomotive. Be ready for the smell of fumes! I'm not used to it and my head was hurting by the time we exited the train.

I am so thankful to be able to play such a big role in our childrens' education and take them on all these adventures! I hope they will look back on these memories when they are grown and have nothing but happiness fill their hearts and minds.

The mailroom was fun and messy! There was tons of mail for the kids to sort on a super long train car. 

Here are a few pictures of Julianna's workbook that she filled out at each of the stations. She didn't want to color each train piece as she collected them at the different stations.

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