I know you’re thinking, “Didn’t you already go to the zoo?” My mom had a vacation week (my dad is retired) and my parents (who are in their 60s, so I call them “The Old Folks”, respectively) wanted to take the boys to one place, but didn’t really have the money for it, so we went to Van Saun Park Zoo instead. My mom grew up near the area and we had never gone to this zoo before (and I assume it wasn’t around when I was a child).
What was really great is that through homeschooling we had been going over how God created the animals and how unique and special each one was. Right after the lesson, we basically had a field trip to learn more about the uniqueness of each animal. My mom made sure to read all the info stands for each animal to the boys so they could continue in their lesson.