Friday, February 23, 2007

The Exploratorium

In September, we went to The Exploratorium, the granddaddy of all science museums, in San Francisco. It's in the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts, which was built for a World's Fair or something in the 1930s or so. It was meant to be a temporary display, but the city liked it so much, they rebuilt a permanent one. The Exploratorium isn't a gorgeous building on the inside. It looks more like a warehouse, but it's full of fun, hands-on science exhibits. We had fun making designs on a spinning sand table, blowing giant bubbles, playing with all sorts of mirrors, watching a dissection of a cow's eye, and more. After a whole day there, we went to Chinatown for dinner, and found a neighborhood festival going on in a park there.

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