Today's Wonder of the World is...Geeky Science Museums!
HOLD ON A MINUTE!
Did I hear snoozing?
Science Museums are fun!
Here's one we went to on vacation.
It's the Ingram Planetarium and science museum at Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
We went to see a Laser Light Show featuring the music of these nice boys.
When we first arrived, the lady said the show would start in just a few minutes. They had to get the snakes out first.
Sarah elbowed me and whispered, "Did she just say they have a snake problem?"
We were just looking for the exits when this fellow walked by.
I'm not crazy about snakes, but she's beautiful! An albino snake!
We had a few minutes to kill, so we strolled into the discovery room.
Sam made a solar car. He's charging it up.
Todd amused himself with the interactive exhibits.
Did I ever tell you I used to work at a science center?
Well I did. When we lived in DC, I worked for a short while at the Howard B. Owens Science Center in Lanham, Maryland. It was fun. I set up family-friendly murder scenes, complete with clues. We taught the kids how to fingerprint and collect DNA and did all sorts of gruesome science. That was back in the late eighties, before CSI.
It was a great way to take a seemingly boring subject and show people how interesting it is. It's kind of the same thing I like about memoir--taking ordinary life and finding the extraordinary within it. I LOVE THAT!
Anyway, back to the science museum.
Finally the laser show began!
It was fun and the music was FABULOUS of course. But I have to admit that it was a little more impressive when I was a teenager.
Still, the kids enjoyed it.
The laser effects reminded me of this...
Another summer activity!
Excuse me while I go have some Spirograph fun!
Have a Wonder-full Wednesday everybody!
And thanks to my flickr friends for making their photos public: whosjackb, John Setzler, polyvinyl, and Paul Underwood.