Friday, July 12, 2013

Let's MOSI!

Last week Big K took a long weekend,
so we ventured to the 
Museum of Science and Industry 
We haven't been in a couple of years,
so it was good to go back to see what was new.

It's a pretty big place, and very noisy, 
so Lil' Guy usually keeps his headphones on the whole time.

This guy greets you at the entrance.

The featured exhibit was about Sea Creatures,
but we weren't allowed to take photos.
It was amazing to see the inner workings of the critters though.
Some were dissected so artfully, 
you could see each and every section of their bodies.

We stopped in Disasterville,
where one can experience fires, tornadoes and earthquakes.

Here's a cool display of a waterspout.

You know we had to check out the workings of the glass elevator.

This little gizmo measured the amount of electricity in Big K's hands.

Two new additions since we last visited
are the ropes course and the zipline.

In another building, you'll find the
Kids In Charge area, 
where hands-on activities make for lots of fun.
Lil' Guy spends most of his time at the Gantry Crane.
He was even able to help some younger kids learn how to work it.

There are so many displays and activities to try out.

It's a fun wide-open space for kids to spend some time
and it doesn't hurt that they're learning without even knowing it.

My favorite part of the museum is the butterfly garden.

Many natives are used to entice visits from butterflies,
caterpillars and a myriad of other critters.

It's a great place to get ideas about companion plantings.

Aren't these passion flowers just beyond stunning?

They remind me a bit of a jellyfish.


Inside or out, it was a wonderful way 
to spend a family day together.

Hope you can spend some time 

at your favorite museum soon.