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Fun Friday: Create a Thankfulness Tree

Earlier this week, I shared what I’m thankful for this holiday season. Our Thankfulness Tree gave The Big Explorer a chance to do the same. This activity doesn’t have to be restricted to Thanksgiving, though; it’s a great way to celebrate the upcoming holidays and the end of the year, too. We started by … Continue Reading

Fall Nature & Play

Los Angeles Fall Fun

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NHMLA Spider Pavilion

Welcome to “Field Trip Friday” where I share an idea for a fun outing in nature. The setting is specific, but the advice is intended for use wherever you might call home. The Plan Surprise The Big Explorer with … Continue Reading

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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, located at beach level on the Santa Monica Pier, is all about education and conservation. This pint-sized aquarium is operated by the environmental organization Heal the Bay and is … Continue Reading