Last week after Aaron’s GI check up (we’re STILL trying to find the cause of his issues), we took the boys to The Hershey Story (since we were up that way and all). We wanted to take advantage of their participation in the Blue Star Museums program before it expires Labor Day (free admission for military families – look for a museum in your area). This was our first visit to The Hershey Story, and it was way more than I expected it to be. We’ve already learned quite a bit about the life of Milton Hershey from our many visits to Chocolate World and doing the trolley tour there. The Hershey Story expanded on that knowledge. As part of the experience, for a very small fee, the kids did the apprentice program. Zach got a scavenger hunt type booklet. He had to find an employee to stamp each page as he completed it. At the end, he received a gold coin. Aaron got a booklet that was more like the I Spy books, and at the end got a sticker with his name on it. The boys then had their picture taken together and printed out as a newspaper page.
There was also a section where they showed various advertising campaigns where you could make your own candy bar wrapper, and e-mail it to yourself or someone else. A picture of Aaron trying to use one of the wrapper makers, and a wrapper I made:
Some pictures from our day:
*Neither Hershey nor Blue Star Museums sponsored this trip. We took it on our own volition. Hershey doesn’t even know who I am, although it’d be awesome if they did.