Seeing life — and animals — through the eyes of children
Story, audio and photos by Flora Zempleni, NewsNetNebraska
Brent Dickie enjoys seeing things through the eyes of his grandson.
That’s why and his wife take two-year-old Desmond Rourke to the Lincoln Children’s Museum once a month.
But this Saturday was a little different as the museum was not only filled with children, but also with animals for its event, ZooZeum.
Children held a boa constrictor that squeezed their arms when they tried to give the snake back to the handler. They looked at hedgehogs, wary of stroking the quills. They dug through rotten logs, studying them and looking for insects.
Desmond, though, didn’t seem as interested in seeing the animals as most of the other children. He was much happier playing in his favorite exhibit, the Lunar Lander, as his grandparents watched on.
But Desmond wasn’t the only one who had fun.
Dickie said that when they go to the museum he and his wife are able to share the Desmond’s excitement and joy.
So, they’ll keep coming back, once a month.
Children talk about their favorite animals at ZooZeum: