I hadn't been to the Wye Marsh since I was a kid on a school trip and really didn't remember much about it but a WagJag deal came on and it fit our budget for a day trip. I figured we'd spend a few hours looking at trees and frogs, the kids would get bored/hot/tired and we'd leave to find a park for the kids to play at. I was ssooooo wrong!
My kids (8,6 and 3 yrs old) loved it. We spent over 5 hours there and the kids didn't want to leave. The highlight was the 'birds of prey' demonstration during which ALL the kids in the audience got to put on the handling glove and have the hawk fly down to land on their arm. Not just a 'one special volunteer' but ALL the kids!!!! That one thing has become the highlight of my kids summer and they still talk about it very enthusiastically.
We did the guided canoe tour (where I mistakenly thought that it meant the guides paddled and we toured so thought it would be nice, relaxing break -- wrong, they hand everyone a paddle) and even my three year old was captivated and entertained throughout by all the frogs, fish, birds, plants and trailing her fingers in the water to 'catch' stuff.
We saw them open up a bee hive to show us how honey is made, we walked the trails, we touched, we saw, we learned so much and most importantly the kids had a blast and want to go back!!!
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