Welch Family Journal

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Boston Children's Museum

Recently Grammie (Matt's mom), the kids and I went to the Boston Children's Museum.(www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org). We opted to drive in instead of taking the train. Yes, Marti drove in Boston! Grammie had reserved the Library passes for us so the entrance fee was only 1/2 it's usual cost. . . .LOVE library passes!

The first thing we noticed was the sign that said "New exhibit- Wizard of Oz" Yes!!

Emma started off climbing this next thing that went up 3 stories and back down again. Garrett didn't want to do that. :) Don't blame him. It was pretty crowded.


1st the "Science Playground" where they saw live animals (yes even a snake I accidentally glimpsed), a microscopes.


The bubble room (sorry they are sideways)




The "raceway". A room with several large marble tracts that helped you calculate gravity and speed.





Emma's Favorite. The Art room. This day they were using tools Architects use.

Johnny's Workbench room. Real Saws!


In the Arthur and Friends room.


Video of Garrett and Emma playing with the interactive wall projections.





Peep's World room. (water and Sand play mostly)

Writing with the glow wand


G's favorite room, Construction Zone!








This next section is for Madi and Mrs. Allison. :)
Following the Yellow Brick Road


Finally the Wizard of Oz room.

Trying to stand in the tilting farmhouse

Making a horse of a different color

Controlling the Wizard

Getting to be brave while crawling through the Lion's tunnel


Making gears run with the Tin Man


Riding the bike (toto in the basket)

"Im a horse boy"
Theory- "If a cow boy rides a horse. then a horse boy rides cows"
Straight from my 5 year old's mouth! Pretty good theorizing.


Making a tornado



Climbing a wall in the Kid Power area

Playing basketball


Trying to follow the pattern on the light up floor


Here's the kids vidoes of them trying to pull themselves up.




1 Comments:

At 3:03 AM, Blogger scott davidson said...

Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.
You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.

 

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