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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Explorations in Antiquity

While the things we saw and did on our field trip last week while at Explorations in Antiquity in LaGrange, Ga. were interesting, I'm not sure I'd rate this as a great place to take elementary aged children or their younger counterparts.

I'd read some reviews and thought this would be an enjoyable experience.

According to its website, "The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia, is a living museum of life in ancient times. Through archeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life becomes real today."

Most of our time spent there involved digging and sifting to find artifacts. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this portion.

And watching Mattie walk around holding hands with her new friend was priceless!

Despite these things, our host was less than friendly. To be honest, she was short tempered and didn't seem thrilled to be talking with a group of kids. It was obvious from the start.

There was an extensive list of things NOT to do. That list seemed to involve touching almost anything there.

The experience may be different for older children and adults because let's face it, little kids are squirmy and have short attention spans. Most places we have visited know these things and take them into account. Unfortunately, the guide here did not, and she made what could have been a neat learning experience into a less than stellar day.

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