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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Childrens' Science Museum

On Friday we had a field trip to a science museum. It is my favorite place to go with my own children. The museum always has different attractions for the children to explore. On the weekends there are special activities set up for the children to complete and take home.

 Arriving at the museum we were met with a greeter that invited the children to explore and went over the basic rules of the museum, like no running. The lady then asked them to raise their hands if they have any questions.

And if your a montessori child your first question is Can I have a lesson on.......?

The main attraction was this talking character explaining the science behind snot.

   The children really enjoyed making bubbles with all the different tools.

    Andrew is making a bubble that he can stand inside of.

Climbing a wall that helps you understand the journey that snot takes to come out of your nose!!

Tonging to remove parts of the human body. It is a life size operation game.

                            Another favorite.

                    Walking through the maze of the heart.

                             Anna trying out the weight scale.

 Z doing chest compressions. Z remembered the demonstration I gave to them during our lessons on the heart. I shared with the children that the most important skill I must have is being certified in CPR. It always makes my heart smile when I see a child retain information, and when given a chance to they apply it.

It got real busy quickly as middle school children entered the museum so we decided to go check out the fun the toddlers were having where the museum has dedicated a special place for toddlers.

Playing at the water table.

                 Climbing stairs to get to higher places.

           Lil impressing her mother with her table setting skills.

                                           More water fun!!

                                 The water kept Happy busy the whole time.

Happy became very upset when it was time to leave. While the kids were putting their things away because it was time to leave, Happy took the moment to help herself to the water shoes and she put them back on.
Maybe next time she will be able to put them on the right feet =)

I am linking this post to Science Sunday, and Montessori Monday.



  1. Wow! That looks like a great museum!

  2. Science museums are the best - especially hands-on ones like this one!

  3. That looks like a fabulous museum!

  4. Just to let you know I just posted a raffle to help Japan.
    If you are interested on helping you are more than welcome to participate.
    thank you : )


  5. I love visits to the museums it's always a great experience for the children. Looks like you learned a lot. Great post. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love.

  6. Wow!!! I want to go there!!! So much fun!! and sooo interesting!! Great post!!! Thanks for share it with us!!

    Big Hugs!!

  7. So much fun! I love the rock...err..snot wall!! Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday.


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