So Ian goes off to Scout camp in a few weeks and I am trying to get in a few of prerequisites for some of the badges he signed up to do while at camp. I know he is not going to get them all done before he leaves. Infact some of the things are better done after camp once he learns about the topic. But he has signed up to complete the Art Badge, which requires a trip to an art museum, as well as the Indian Lore badge, so Indian artifacts needed to be found, so while at camp he can complete the rest of those badges and have them completely done.
I found a museum nearby that we had never visited before. I didn't even know Oakland had a museum of art but they do and they also have a Natural History museum and a California History museum. So this was a great place to find artifacts from the native indians from our area as well as look at some art (which ended up being mostly about CA)
The exhibit continued on through the Gold rush and becoming a state and then spent a lot of time on the history associated with Hollywood and movie making.
We then headed to the natural history part of the museum and looked at the native wildlife of California.
We went outside for a bit to take a short brake and get a little snack before heading to the art.
Hey that is a petrified tree we were sitting on. That isn't from California. It was labeled as being from the petrified forest in Arizona. Who knows why it was here in the Museum of California.