I love getting memberships to fun places for Christmas. We are now first time cardholders to the Science Museum of Minnesota and this week we made our first visit. The museum is a bit overwhelming at first sight. There is so much to do. We started out with a puppet show exploring the difference between apes and monkeys. We jogged to Africa and Southeast Asia to find some apes. For those of you who might not know the most obvious difference: apes don’t have tails.
We explored a few of the exhibits that dealt with refracting light and energy and engines and had a picnic lunch which included the entertainment of watching people working a pump to compress air and launch ping-pong balls at the ceiling. We then took in the exhibit on Egypt, sat on a camel, and learned the process of mummification.
Our membership includes free tickets to the imax movie and so we took in the movie Tornado Alley. Getting to it with the stroller was a bit distracting since we were required to go upstairs by the back elevators and park the stroller. Sebastian now usually climbs in and out on his own so I parked the stroller and proceeded towards the movie. Thankfully I am in the habit of doing a headcount about every sixty seconds when we are out and I quickly discovered Sebastian was not proceeding down the hallway with the rest of us. I went back around the corner and found him still in the stroller looking calmly between the wall I had pushed him up to and the direction we had gone. The boys were mesmerized by the large screen–“It feels like we are flying!” Gabriel and Sebastian both napped during the movie (a strategy I planned by requesting tickets for the 1:00 show).
We finished up exploring some exhibits about the river before heading home. All five children were asleep in the car before we got home.
Thanks Gran and Pap! We look forward to many more trips. The boys are very excited about the bodies exhibit coming next month.