Thursday, July 5, 2018
I just spent 6 hours here (minus about 30min for lunch at the pizza place a couple of doors down) with 2 of my grandkids (ages 6 and 10.) They loved it! We saw 2 planetarium shows, "The Magic Treehouse," and "The Sky Tonight." I wasn't sure how the 6yr old boy would do in the 2nd show, which is aimed more at older kids, but the curator, David Hostetter, made it very interesting and he was so engaged he was even answering questions that Mr. Hostetter was asking, and remembering the names of stars that were pointed out. Some of the other exhibits that held their attention for a lot of time were the Virtual Reality games, the robot arms, the Crawl Space (with live insects and other creepy crawlies), and the Nano exhibit (especially the magnetic particles and the block city on a tilting table.) The last thing we saw was a very large TV screen where they could see themselves and interact with dinosaurs on the screen. They could have kept playing with those dinosaurs for at least another 30min, but the museum was closing. We will certainly go back another time.