Today we spent the whole morning and afternoon at the science museum, it’s a hands-on, high-tech, interactive museum for kids (and parents!). The museum is in a corner of the city where there is a prestigious tech college and tech high school. They are probably affiliated.
We walked the entire museum and did everything, then ate lunch, drank coffee, and walked around again and did everything once more.
The best part was the CSI room. Somehow–and fortunately, my son and I were the only ones in the crime scene. The crime scene is a dark, abandoned office of a scientist. There is a chalk outline of a body on the floor and dimly lit corners of the room where clues are. There are UV lights for the kids to reveal hidden clues. We were in there for half an hour going over everything: finding clues and developing a scenario. It was like being on a movie set–very cool! (More below.)
We also looked through a special telescope that allowed us to see the surface of the sun, we dipped our fingers in a tank of doctor fish, which nibbled the dead skin from our finger tips. We went through rooms of medical tech, mechanical science, dino bones and archeology, and wondered at whimsical machinery.