Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton Carousel & Train

The next Nature Center we checked out was Brookside Nature Center.  We’ve been to Brookside Gardens, but didn’t know about this place.  Both are part of Wheaton Regional Park, and a park map revealed a Carousel & Miniature Train, too!!  Rebecca came with me so that I wouldn’t have a repeat of the Cabin John playground situation.  I’ve decided the ratio needs to be 1:1 for adult to boy!

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Playroom in the Nature Center

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Not a display, but still interesting  //  Animals from our back yard!

Turtle Running Ramps

The only live animal there  //  Ramp Running!

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Historic Herschell Spillman Company’s Carousel c. 1915

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One of three zebras  //  Thanks for the ride!

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Miniature train ride…this one goes over a bridge and through a tunnel!

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The most captivating part of the playground for them…

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I eventually talked them into slides and rides

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If I push harder, maybe we’ll get somewhere!

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