Museum of Science and Industry Renewal

After two days of non-stop rain we were getting cabin fever.

There was lots of board games.DSC_0400

And coloring. And iPad usage. The twins opened up lots and lots of cabinets and pulled out toy after toy after toy.

It seemed like the right time to renew our Museum of Science and Industry membership.

I was a bit worried about how Ben would react to the crowds but we decided to take a leap of faith and go for it.

Surprisingly, the museum was unusually empty.

It was awesome!

First we spent time in the Ideas Factory.

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Jack creating waves.

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Jack trying to find a rainbow while Ben lines up lasers.

Teamwork!

Teamwork!

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Magnetic Maze.

See all the educational learning we are doing?

See all the educational learning we are doing?

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Ben’s creation.

DSC_0375Then we headed over to the Lego Exhibit. DSC_0379

Aaron surprised up by getting on stage!

Aaron surprised up by getting on stage!

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Building cars to race.

We collaborated with this monstrosity.

We collaborated with this monstrosity. See the Parthenon?

We also checked out the coal mine, something we haven’t done for a long time. DSC_0390

We talked to Ben for a long time about how safe it was. We were trying to shield him from future upset.

But he did fine. I think it helped that besides a family of 3, we were the only ones in the exhibit.DSC_0392

I know the kids enjoyed be able to answer all the question that the tour guide asked.

I was particularly impressed when she said, “There are three states of matter: liquid, solid and what else?”

Jack answered with confidence, “Gas”.

Jolly Ball

Jolly Ball

More 'educational' learning

More ‘educational’ learning

We left after a few hours with a long list of ideas about what to do the next time we go. The museum is so big we barely covered any of it!

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