The Hidden Oaks Nature Canter is minutes away from the city. We went to visit the reptiles, amphibians, plants, beetles, butterflies and beyond. The kids loved dressing up as their favorite animals, climbing on the tree loft, and looking at insects under the giant microscope. Even the twins were mesmerized by all there was to look at. I would say it was a successful play date. Disclaimer: all the photos are little blurry. The kids were having too much fun to slow down. Not a bad thing!