Last weekend, we went to the Discovery Museum and Planetarium for a day to explore science.  Lewie had been there once last year and immediately remembered the planetarium, which he aptly calls, the space room.  Surprisingly, he also recalled the museum had an elevator and a pretend school bus he could drive.  It's funny what kids remember!

This year, for whatever reason, it felt like all three of us got the case of the sillies.  From the minute we arrived, we laughed at everything and acted goofy.  We were able to contain ourselves for the planetarium show, but other than that, we ran around the museum giggling.  It was no surprise that the same things that entertained little Lewie last year continued to entertain him this year.  He enjoyed the elevator, the school bus, the train exhibit, and the Lego area (because that too had a train).  I enjoyed the musical instruments you could play by waving your hand over a sensor.  My husband enjoyed the basketball hoop area, which didn't seem to have a science component at all, but hey, it's a kids museum, so I guess anything goes...

At the end of our visit, we went into the toddler play area that has large, human-sized blocks for the kids to enjoy.  Since we were the only ones in the play area, Mommy and Daddy quickly joined the fun and, probably to an outsider, looked like complete jackasses.  We moved around blocks to construct forts, make obstacle courses, and to play battle each other.  Of course, Lewie didn't seem to mind that his parents were breaking the rules by playing in there...

All in all, the museum gave us a chance to explore, have fun, and make the most of a cold, drizzly Friday afternoon.  We'll have to do it again soon.

Lewie slipping into his play fort.

Taking a break from defending my fort for a picture.

Naughty Daddy.  He's conquered Lewie's fort!


  1. You guys look like so much fun! Lucky Lewie :)

  2. Looks like so much fun! We are actually heading there this week. :) I hope you are doing well. Stay warm!

    Mama Hen

    1. Oh my goodness...we keep passing each other like two ships in the night. We'll have to meet up soon; I can't wait!

  3. Going to museums is one of my family's favorite things to do. Oh and your husband reminds me of mine, utterly silly :)

  4. Those pictures are so cute! It seems like your family has a lot of fun!


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