Anna June has been going to the McWane Science Center since she was a wee lass. Before we went on Saturday, I had to tell her that she's actually too old for the new exhibit that everyone is raving about, "Itty Bitty Magic City."
That was OK. There were plenty of things to do there.
It was time to renew our membership, so we had to take care of that business first. Ben's employer has a discount program, and he won an even bigger discount in a drawing. Thanks, Protective!
Then, we went through all our favorite exhibits. A thing we had never done before was a kiosk of dinosaur trivia. In the category we chose, paleontology, we got 100% of the questions correct (8 out of 8). I didn't take Earth Science in college for nothing!
A big hit was the current exhibit, Toytopia. It was a history of toys (which made me feel as old as the dinosaurs on the second floor). There were plenty of toys to play with, including bins of Lego and Duplo blocks, toy trains, and vintage video game machines. If you have some quarters and some spare time, you can actually play games like Space Invaders and Ms. Pac Man. It was fun for me, even though AJ did not try them. Instead, she played with life-sized Tinker Toys, building a house.
Here she is in a Life-Sized Monopoly Car.
But the main new thing AJ tried on Saturday was the High Cycle. This thing is on the second floor, looking down on the first. There are lots of nets, but basically, you ride a bicycle backwards and then forwards. It's a short distance but you're 3 floors up! You have to be 48" tall to ride. AJ passed that a long time ago.
Here's how high up it was for some perspective:
I don't think she was nervous waiting in line, but she was perhaps exasperated with all the picture taking.
Here's a quick video that demonstrates AJ's time on the ride.
20150613 150923 from SRG on Vimeo.
She was not scared a bit.
Overall, not a long trip, but a good one.
Doors, Doors, Doors
1 day ago