Monday, November 17, 2014

Museum of Nature and Science

IMG_5013.jpgThe Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to have a membership when you have a large family. They welcome all of the children living in your home, and that includes foster children. When you have a membership it's great because you don't  feel like you have to see everything that  the museum has to offer because you can visit other exhibits at a later time.
IMG_5014.jpgWe met up with friends at the museum and while we were waiting we explored the space exhibit. We don't usually spend much time here because the children usually like going to the same places over and over. On this particular day we explored what life was life was like on different planets and saw a mock space walk area.
IMG_5017.jpgThe Discovery Zone opened in the spring and our children love this place. They can pretend to dig up dinosaur bones which is pretty much like playing in the sand.
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This thing here was a team effort to move the balls down the obstacle.IMG_5039.jpg
IMG_5022.jpgThere was even  water station where you could build dams and control where the water went.
IMG_5040.jpgThe children were all soaking wet after a lovely time in this area.
IMG_5042.jpgWe also spend quite a lot of time in the Discovery Health exhibit. The children love tracking their progress with the little cards they are given. Elizabeth is measuring body temperature here.
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There's even an area  to measure your height and arm span. IMG_5059.jpgThe girls were sitting so still to get a heart rate measure while the computer discussed what a heart rate is all about.
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Making a skeleton move, and rock climbing were great fun and exercise all in one.
IMG_5067.jpgChecking out how your pupil changes in different light was also on the agenda, but we had a hard time figuring out how to use this machine.
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There was even a game you could play to see how relaxing your mind can move a ball.
IMG_5088.jpgOh! We saw some animals too! These walruses were huge.
IMG_5089.jpgThe museum is a great place to visit during the colder months. It will keep your children occupied for hours.

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