Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Museum of Science and Industry

The day after Jake came to Chicago, we decided to go see the Museum of Science and Industry. We thought the science museum in Seattle was awesome; this place made the one in Seattle look like it was put together by amateurs. Jake, the textbook version of what a science teacher should be, was in seventh heaven!

There were so many things to do and see in this place. My favorites were the sections on the human body and the weather which included the transfer of energy. The human body section should what the body parts looked like without the skin and muscles. It also had a human heart that had been donated. There was a section that showed the growth of babies in the mother's womb. All of the babies had passed away at different gestational ages and had been preserved for people to see what forms at what stage during a pregnancy. It was very interesting to see.

My other favorite part was the wing specializing in weather. They had a movie on how lightening is created and then had a demonstration on the ceiling above us. Ellie and Nathan LOVED it. We could have spent days at that place. We visited this place on the first Thursday we were there and had previously decided that we would go to Hannibal and Nauvoo on the weekend. If we ever got to go to Chicago again, I would make that the top priority of places to see.


Nicole said...

Wow Steph these pictures are so great!!! It looks like you had a fabulous time! The kids are adorable!!! And they're growing up without me!! I miss them! But Im excited that you're letting me steal them away for a few hours this week!! :) give them loves for me!

carolyn q said...

It looks like it was a great time had. I have only been to the one in Seattle and thought it was great . . .so this one has to be out of this world great! Maybe someday we will get to see it.
Glad things are going well.
Carolyn - IHH