Day at the Museum
January 6th, 2011
On Sunday, my folks and I took Miss Mouse and Little Bear to the Children’s Museum. We picked that day because they were having a family-friendly New Year’s Dance Party, and my girl loves to shake her groove thang. Sadly, the dance party was a bust because for some reason, they felt the need to play their (admittedly family-friendly) tunes at a deafening volume. Never before has the Hokey-Pokey caused me physical pain. And poor Miss Mouse was literally begging to go home within a minute of arrival.
Happily, the rest of the Museum remains fabulous and, once we escaped the pulsating clamor, we had a great day. Highlights included:
The Studio. Move over Jackson Pollock.
The Vortex. This was an awesome wind-tunnel, part of a larger exhibit about air. You climbed inside (safety goggles a must!) and then could toss things into the air current and watch them whiz around. You know it must be a fun activity when a two-year-old is willing to keep ill-fitting goggles strapped to her face in order to participate.
The Parachutes. You could make parachutes out of coffee filters, then stick them into a plastic tunnel with an air current and watch them shoot out the top and then (theoretically) float back down. Way cool.