Friday, July 27, 2012

Vacation Part 6 - Science Center

On Wednesday, July 11, we drove to Cleveland to the Great Lakes Science Center. Gabe and I have gone there before when he got back from Afghanistan when we had spent a few days alone. We figured the kids would like it because it was completely hands on. We liked it because we didn't have to keep telling the kids not to touch the exhibits. :)

We got there shortly after they opened and decided to also buy tickets to see one of their Omnimax (kind of like Imax but the screen is a dome) movies about polar bears in the Arctic. We had a couple of hours before the movie so off we went to play and explore.

making tornadoes

controlling the robot

spaceship simulator

One of the first places we found was a giant playground for kids. There was a really cool vacuum tube that would suck up small plastic balls and toss them into a "claw-like" thing hanging above. Once it's full, you pull a lever and it will drop all the balls back into the pit and onto the people below.

I did not get many pictures for you guys. I was busy chasing the kids from one area to the next or playing with the experiments myself.

After the movie and going through the whole Science Center, we headed outside where they were having a science show. It was a nice 20 minutes of them doing the Mentos in pop experiment and putting liquid Nitrogen in water.

1 Mento in pop

10 Mentos in pop

Liquid Nitrogen in water. You can't see, but there is a man in the pic dumping it.
We also did some walking around the harbor since the Science Center is right on the lake.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland Browns Stadium

The Great Lakes Science Center

It was past nap time and we were all tired so we headed home. Gabe had more homework to do so we picked up some pizza and took it to my sister's house.

And I thought I'd leave you with a little something funny. As we were driving to the Science Center, we passed a semi truck with this sign on the back.

Classy, right?
How many people do you think he got to flash him?


  1. Awesome pics!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  2. WOW this science center looks like so much fun! My kids would love it! Looks like you all had a blast!

  3. Thanks so much Veronica!

    Lucy, This is a great place for kids and we had a really good time!


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