Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits: Warp Speed Field Trip

This is kind of how my day at the McWane Center chaperoning 4 males went. Photoshop Motion Blur filter..... Warp Speed. Read No Signage. Divide and Conquer. The boys' behavior was great, they did it all....and had a great day. They stayed together, they waited their turn and they wore me out. I needed that wheel chair assistance after lunch.

They loved the Bed of Nails, the MindBall, the Hurricane Wind Force simulator, the water fountain that could shoot balls and juggle them, the pulley chairs, the warped perception room, virtual reality soccer....so many cool things. Lo, they may not can tell you a scientific principle behind any of it, but they did it all.
The Dinosaurs Alive Imax was interesting and larger than life. We were the first ones in the theater and go the best seats dead center near the projector. My son's favorite part was finding his shoe shadow on the huge wall to the right and making animal shadows thereafter. There has to be some scientific principle in there somewhere.

McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 714-8300

I do love science and all, but the blogger, Literary, librarian, photographer that I am, my favorite things were the quotes on the wall......


Leigh said...

Ok, wont even mention the germs in the building.....but so glad you had fun!!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

I know....It felt kind of ChuckECheeseish to me.
I had to dismiss it from my mind.
Of course we ran through so fast, maybe none of them caught us.

Leigh said...

Oh, Charnita-Per our discussion regarding the pic. I am laughing my butt off! TO FUNNY! That needs to be blown up.
Don't post this if you want to wait though. LOL!

Abbey said...

One comment: Wonderful photography of McWane and the city behind it.