March 30, 2011

A day at the Boonshoft

Learning about Bernoulli's principle...Hannah and Olivia got to see their first planetarium show, 500 Planets and cost $1 extra per person. Neptune is Hannah's favorite planet because it's a nice shade of blue.
Yesterday, we spent the day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton. Since we have a Cincinnati Zoo membership, admission was 50% off. There are a bunch of places you can go and get in FREE or half price with your membership:'s a special exhibit there on electricity until May 8, 2011...I liked the activities, making a simple vinegar battery, connecting a circuit (making it longer using a fan and light bulb, that is dim, but light bulb alone is bright), using old electric parts to make sculpture, etc.
There is a small room with a mummy inside, I did not take a photo of her...and in this photo above, a beautiful Egyptian mask, along with the vases that would've contained the organs of the person who was mummified (gross, eh? just not what we're used to). I thought it was very interesting!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Marfa, thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving such a sensitive comment regarding my son. I love coming over to your "house" for a visit. I smile at your account of your museum visit. My boys always loved the mummy exhibit the most, and would talk about the vessels where the organs were preserved for days! Such is the difference between boys and girls...
x, Val