Monday, April 25, 2011

Science Museum Birthday Party!

We went to a birthday part a few weeks ago at the science museum. It was so fun! The decorations were adorable and the party leaders were incredibly enthusiastic.
At first, Megan wasn't entirely happy to be there, since it was a "boy" party. But she eventually warmed up.
Two of the boys were turning 5 and one of the boys turned 3. What a great idea to have a combination party!
The party leaders made a volcano, which attracted lots of ooohhhs and aaaahhhs from the kids.
Then there were other experiments like making rockets out of alka-seltzer tabs in plastic bottles. As well as exploding balloons. Then the kids got to do their own experiment, by making some sort of gooey creation out of what I think was corn starch, glue, water and glitter/color. I asked one of the leaders and now I can't remember if that was everything in there.

Then it was time to move on to the Curious George exhibit at the museum. So fun!
The kids played there and then were given the option to explore the museum or to go watch the Imax movie. My kids opted to go explore, because they wanted to play with the giant chess board that we've seen in the past.

Of course, we made our obligatory trip in to say hello to the dinosaurs.

Then, much to our surprise, the chess set was gone and a weather station play area was in it's place. So the kids practiced being meteorologists.

Joshua did a great job following the prompter in front of him.

Megan wasn't sure about the whole thing.

She liked the desk work, instead. She made an excellent anchor, "now over to Daniel with the weather..."

Daniel was struggling a little bit with being on the green screen. Keeping in mind that he has to look at the monitor in front of him to see which map he's standing in front of. He was so funny!

He finally figured it out and was doing great at it!

Then we went outside to look at the weather, and sure enough it was so sunny, everyone had a hard time keeping their eyes open.

We were delighted to be sent home with cookies and books from the party.

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