The kids had a great time and the museum was a very friendly, hands-on place. Perfect for a rainy day!
Trying it out ~ Which will go faster?
Gears ~ Predicting movement
The Solar System Room
Phases of the Moon
Learning about planets
This touch pad was neat. Not only did it tell you facts about each planet but it told you personal things like how much you weigh & how old you are on each planet. Neat!
The touch pads were really popular with the kids.
Daddy learning with Bugs.
Pretending like he is in a space shuttle.
In this they launched balls in a machine. They learned how the angle of the launcher effected how far the ball went.
Waiting for her turn on the climbing wall.
The lighter kids, like Boo, had a little trouble climbing b/c their weight made it harder to stay on the wall. Lol.
Now she's up there!
Pretending she's working on the space shuttle in space. The goal is to feel how it is without gravity.
Elvis just missed the height requirement for the "ride" Boo went on but made it for this one. Here he is getting his belt on.
Waiting his turn. It was a looong line but he's up next!
Attaching him to the cable
The goal was for them to feel what it is like to walk on the moon. They were directed to walk from one end of the mat to the other. There were lines at each end. The cable pulled them up so it wasn't an easy task.
Elvis dug deep and made it from one line to the opposite end and line. Dave & I were very proud of him! There were kids that were older & bigger than him that couldn't do it.
When he got off his first words were, "That was AWESOME!" It made it worth the long wait in line knowing he loved it that much.
This was a room where the kids could learn all about the body.
Bugs favorite was the ambulance. He didn't want to leave it!
Here he is in the front seat.
Taking a trip through the digestive system.
The dance machine. The girls were great at this!
Boo took another turn.
Dr. Boo Bear.......paging Dr. Boo Bear.
The boys took at turn on the dance machine.
THis was really cool! You pushed the levers to make the hand grip the ball.
The title was, "Can you use the muscles to grab the ball?"
Climbing up the spinal cord
Bugs was scared of this so Sweet Pea carried him up.