You might be wondering, why would we go if I detest it so? For a single reason: Art loves to see the dinosaur bones. He's been with Jessica twice before and wanted to show me. He loves to see all the different ones, the huge flying quetzalcoatlus in the lobby, the massive triceratops, a bigass t-rex head and some others. But, to be entirely honest, they were scattered around the museum in an unfocused sort of way and the little write-ups about the dinosaurs were hard to find, lacked any sense of continuity and were ultimately not all that informative.
We tried watching a couple 'shows' at the stage they have there. It was a parade of well-intentioned science majors talking in an entertaining-style voice really fast to a group of confused disconnected kids. Both times we sat down to watch Art eventually wanted to leave. "It's too loud, Papa." In my view, kids don't need to be entertained by the delivery, it's just another layer of disconnect.
And, to top off my distaste, the Science Museum no longer participates in the metro-wide library program called Museum Adventure Pass. It's a great program that allow families to 'check out' passes to museums across the metro, making art and culture more accessible to everyone. Shame on you Science Museum!
|Art looking through a big glass ball..|
|Art had the most fun and spent the most time building carbon molecules with foam blocks and pvc pipes nubs. No plugging in, no buttons.|