I love that my girls love Science. I find that I appreciate it a little bit more too now that I’m an adult, and I enjoy our little exploration trips together.
The California Science Center is always a favorite to go to. One, because it has the Endeavor housed in it.
Sam has always been fascinated with the study of space and planets. For a time being she said she would grow up to be an astronaut.
I thought that was pretty cool, until I saw Gravity. Since then I’ve made it my mission to bring space to her instead (… and maybe slightly change her interests.) 😉
There are a lot of facts about the Endeavor and its missions and its history in that museum, and each time we go, we visit and try to learn something new.
Beyond that however, there are other parts of the Science center that the girls love — especially all the biological exhibits. There’s even a rot room (ewwwww), which talks about the decomposition of materials.
We like to watch the IMAX shows as well. We’ve seen the one on National Parks, and another one on the Pandas!
The California Science Center also has roving exhibits. Up until next month, King Tut is on display. I remember we took a survey about what it is we’d like to see, and I think my girls did put Egyptian history. So it’s a nice little perk for them to know that they’re “heard” somehow.
There are stations outside the exhibit displayed too, for the kids to learn about ancient Egypt.
King Tut however is a little dark, both in ambiance and in content (it does talk about buring live guards with the king), but somehow the girls had missed all of that in favor of other Egyptian artifacts and pieces.
The California Science Center is one of many museums located in Exposition Park. When you exit the back, there is a Rose garden in the middle of that and other museums, like the Museum of National History (we will save this for another #fieldtripfriday)! We haven’t gone to much more outside of this, as each time we visit, the girls always choose to go back!
The gift shop at the California Science Center has some cool STEM-related toys. Be prepared to spend! Any purchase of tickets beforehand too will facilitate your entrance to the museum. Sometimes the ticket lines outside can get long.