While we have actually been to the California Science Center before this was the first time I felt Marcus actually understood and appreciated the experience.
We spent an entire morning at the Science Center checking out all it had to offer.
I brought my camera, however the pictures I took don't even begin to scratch the surface on just how much we saw and did.
|Upper left: Assemble and disassemble a puzzle x 100 times.|
Lower left: Experiment with wavelength (at least I think that's what the exhibit was about).
Right: Making music.
|We used air currents to move a sailboat.|
|Left: We played "telephone" with those cones and hoses for what seemed like ages.|
Upper right: Checking out all the things that go - the toy helicopters were a hit.
Lower right: While Marcus made his magnetic masterpiece I got in on the action as well.
|In the Science Center there are areas designated for younger guests. I adore how they are set up, making kids want to explore.|
Left: The "living room."
Right: The "bedroom."
|In the "bedroom" Marcus spotted a garbage truck. It took all sorts of bribery to get him away from the truck and on to new and different things.|
Of all we checked out the infrared was by far my personal favorite...
At first I thought just seeing our bodies all lit up was baffling.
|Right: My uterus is on FIRE! And you can see the hottest spot where the baby is, right in the center. Mind. Blown.|
I sent the photo of my uterus ablaze to my sister-in-law, who is a nurse practitioner. She wondered what the infrared would show if I stood next to a non-pregnant woman.
Naturally I went on the hunt for a woman who appeared to not be with child.
|It was a bit weird standing next to a total stranger, so I took the picture quickly, thus not giving a ton of time to allow the infrared to really highlight all the hot spots. But, the comparison is still obvious and amazing.|
So cool, right?!
After hours of exploring and experimenting it was time to head home. Though my child was "hangry" he wanted nothing to do with leaving. I guess that just means we'll have to go back again soon (because secretly, I'm pretty sure I enjoyed the place just as much as Marcus)!
Chalking up another Bucket List success!