Monday, September 12, 2011

The North Carolina Life & Science Museum - Durham

Ashleigh & Clayton making goo

The kids were invited to a science party at the North Carolina Life & Science Museum in Durham.  The party took place in an actual laboratory where the kids learned all about acids, bases and chemical reactions.  Reed even participated in one of the demonstrations.   

Reed assisting in a demonstration

After the party, we got a chance to explore the rest of the museum.  There is so much to do and see at the Life & Science Museum!   

Ashleigh watching a tornado form in the weather exhibit

The kids (and Daddy's!) favorite part of the museum was the space exhibit.  Here Dave and the kids attempt to launch a craft to Mars.

One of the motion exhibits

Time for a ride on the train!

After a train ride around the museum grounds, the kids headed over towards the playground to explore a real train car.

A little water play at Loblolly Park

The boys making music

Time to play!

Clayton standing next to the rocket outside the museum

We had a fun filled afternoon at the museum!  Even though we saw alot, we didn't even get around to the Butterfly house, farmyard animals or nature trail.  Maybe next visit!

Mary Ellen