Monday, June 14, 2010



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This Science Sunday actually happened last Sunday. We jumped at a chance to visit Museum of Natural History. I have visited it many times before when I lived in NYC and New Jersey, but it was the first visit for my parents, and the very first visit to a “real museum” for Anna. Since she was so interested in dinosaurs lately, we focused our visit on the dinosaur floor of the museum.

June8_NaturalHistory2Interactive exhibits were Anna’s favorites. She was delighted to touch a fossil, see how her feet stack up against a dinosaur’s footprint, examine a claw and a hoof and push the buttons on the electronic displays. We also saw a short movie about evolution which certainly went over Anna’s head, but we learned that modern birds are actually living descendants of dinosaurs.

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I knew from prior experiences that one can stay in this museum all day and still only scratch its surface, so we briefly visited ocean hall to see a giant blue whale and then stopped at the Hall of Space. Anna was quite tired by then but still had enough energy to explore a giant meteorite and read some of the explanations. She asked me why Sun is the star, but we see it during the day, not with other stars during the night. Maybe it will be the topic of our next Science Sunday :)

For more science experiments and adventures, visit Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.

3 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Anna asks great questions! And that museum look great - I don't think I've ever been there.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love Anna's expression in that last picture. Now you'll have to watch/rewatch Night At The Museum :)

Debbie said...

Selena looks like she enjoyed herself so much. I am hoping to get Selena up to the museums in Seattle sometime here soon. The children's museum was fun, but there is so much more for her to experience.