Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The NY Hall of Science

We decided to head on over to the Hall of Science this morning. It was a spur-of-the-moment idea that I half-whispered to B, yet W yelled YES! from 2 rooms away. I swear that kid's got bat ears. So we got there around 11am. It's been a while since we'd been there and I don't even remember ever going with B, so we were all excited. We saw a new exhibit called "Charlie and the Kiwi" about a boy who isn't sure that a kiwi is really a bird, so he travels back in time (picking up his great x 4 ornithologist grandfather in 1880) to 150 million years ago. Then to 100 and then 50 million years ago where we see how dinosaurs evolved into birds. Then we saw how birds kept evolving to suit their environment, bringing us to the kiwi, who can't fly and has whiskers. We watched a cow eye dissection - W was again full of questions with that. He leaned in real close to get a good look at all the real juicy parts, lol. Downstairs we made huge bubbles and way upstairs we did some wheelchair racing and armwrestled with kids in a science center in another state. It was nice and empty today, too.


Chele said...

Sounds like a great day. I'm going to have to get Mikro out there soon. Charlie and the Kiwi is so perfect for him. he's totally bird and dinosaur obsessed.

NYCitymomx3 said...

It's a cute exhibit. I think he'll love it.