Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chicago 2

On Monday we went to the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.
When I saw the puffy cheek photos I mentioned yesterday, I told Kaleb we were going to take some without him since he'd done that. Wanted to get the point across that if he continued that, he would be excluded. So we took several here.
And then we let him in this one to give him another chance. Look at that nice smile!
Field Museum

This was where we were supposed to be bug-sized and experience the world the way a bug does. Note the size of the kids compared to the penny.
Jasmine and Tyler made several of these on the trip. 

This is the planetarium. Not sure about the look on Kayla's face, but she wanted me to take one of her.
Space toilet!
Space bed
Gemini XII
Lunar Launch. It simulates 1/6th of the moon's gravity.

We were not able to see everything in the Field Museum or we wouldn't have been able to get to the planetarium. We saw a bunch of the gems and dinosaurs and stuff. A lot of it didn't really interest me, and we had to rush through the stuff about Native Americans that looked interesting. But that's the way it goes. We all have different interests and wanted to see different displays. We spent too much time on rocks and plants though. The Ghengis Khan exhibit was interesting. All the special exhibits were included in our city pass at the Field Museum but not at the planetarium. In fact, we didn't even see a star dome or show. But we show a film about Space Junk.

I think everyone saw enough that interested them to call it a good day. The planetarium had a lot more interactive exhibits for the younger ones. They are writing journal entries about it.

To be continued...

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