We ventured to the Discovery Center today and had a whole lotta fun! For $60, I got an annual pass in my name. The pass allows me to bring one free guest every time I go AAAAAAAND kids are free until 3. Plus we get free admission to a ton of other science centers and museums all over. It made me wonder why anyone would pay regular admission; the pass is an insane deal! Anyhow, once inside it was amazing. The downstairs was more appropriate for little kids - like the Dora the Explorer section which included a fake vet office where you could x-ray pets, bathe them, and feed them. Caden was particularly drawn to the alligator and was SO sad when he set it down and another little boy picked it up. But his meltdown was forgotten once I told him about the dinosaur area outside. There were fossils and learning centers all over. On the upstairs level, there was TONS of really cool science exhibits. We checked out the space lab first where Caden got to press all sorts of buttons and simulate a rocket launch. He was totally excited about the loud sounds and steam everywhere... Vivienne was not. There was also a planetary explorations room, aviation center, ice hockey learning area, and tons of smaller stations that were all hands-on to teach about physics. My favorite area was the grocery store. I swear there was nothing cool like that store when I was a kid! Each child gets to grab a grocery cart that has a built in computer screen and scanner gun. You use the screen to pick a shopping list you want to buy and then you roam around the store and scan the items. Along the way, you can press for help and learn about different ways to be environmentally friendly. Example: In the bakery, the "clerk" told us all about the benefits of buying fresh baked goods instead of prepackaged because fresh items contain less additives, often use less packaging, and since they aren't produced far off and then shipped, they also use less energy to get to the customer. It was really fun and informative - which was nice because it kept Nick and I engaged along the way.
Hi, I'm Vanessa! Love This Crazy Life is about seeing the beauty in a fast-paced environment. I share daily inspirations, DIY projects, and all things family. I believe that every stage of life is worth loving, no matter how crazy it can seem.