Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finally

We finally made it to the Science museum. Unfortunately, I did not take into account the fact that many of the area schools were out this week which means that it was a little crowded. Honestly, I prefer the school groups when visiting a point of interest because they leave around 1:00, allowing us to have the run of the place for a couple of hours. But families? They stick around longer than we do. Thankfully, we have a family membership to the museum, so we will return when school is in.

We had a good time despite the crowds. The museum is divided into 6 different exhibits, each a self-contained room so that I felt comfortable giving the older three some freedom in wandering around. Surprisingly, the windows were the most interesting, fun places in one of the rooms.
Environment circle Alex 2

Environment circle Michael

Environment Audrey silhouette




There were a lot of other fun things to do as well. Like have a car race,
Forces car race


try to stack nails,
Mindbenders Alex nails


follow a ball through an obstacle course,
Sight & Sound ball maze 2 Audrey


whack a dummy head with a huge mallet,
Sports Helmet Crash


explore space,
Space Alex & Jacob


form a square,
Mindbenders square 2


or draft a new invention.
Sight & Sound drafting Michael


But the kids all agree that their very favorite activity was the ball race, wherein the ball was powered by the mind.
Sports brain 1

Sports brain 3


Our day through science ended with a 3D movie on the journey the not yet released Boeing 787 has taken from dream to reality.
movie


And my favorite moment? This one...by a mile.
Environment Michael & Audrey

19 comments:

Michelle said...

We love our science museum! Unfortunately our membership just expired and we're not renewing right now b/c we have a Natural History museum membership and we just decided to wait to spend the money on the science one. Looks like you guys had a good time.

Courtney said...

Looks like they had a great day! Love your blue shots. Very cool. :)

Michelle said...

I remember loving the science museum in school... but was disappointed visiting as an adult... :( Maybe that's cause I'm just not science minded and was so disappointed that the tickets to the imax movie I wanted to see were $20 each and I was NOT willing to fork over that much money.....

Michelle said...

but it looks like you all had fun!! :)

Tara said...

Love these, you look like you all had so much fun!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

I love science museums! This looks like a really cool one. Such concentration for the ball race! ;) And I love the last shot, too.

Dana Maize said...

Oh, gosh yeah. What a sweet capture! Your kids are adorable. Looking through the pics makes me want to schedule a trip to a science museum and fast. :)

Theresa said...

I was just sitting here, sipping my coffee and thinking about weekend plans. We bought a membership to a museum but have not yet used it...wonder if the girls are up for it??

I love our photos!!!

kbreints said...

Looks like a great time! I have as much fun there as my kids do :)

~Shari said...

Looks like a great time was at the Science Museum by everyone.

I would love to try the MIND BALL. looks very interesting!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That looks like a really fun day- you captured it perfectly.

Marla said...

Looks like a great day. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

deb duty said...

Looks like a fun trip! It's nice that you have such great photos to remember the visit by.

Anne U said...

Great photos, love that last shot and the blue one too.

Rebecca said...

Great shots! Looks like you guys had a fantastic time! I would have to say my favorite shot (at least the best story) is the one of the ball race. What expressions! :^)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Totally our kind of place!

Great captures, Kathleen.

Kristy said...

Thank god for museum memberships in winter!

Brownie said...

Looks like a great time! You got some really good pics too :)

tsinclair said...

Looks like a great time and a fun museum.