15 June 2011

Visiting the Mid-America Science Museum

This past week we took a field trip with The Princess' Girl Scout troop to the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, AR. We had such a great time! If you've never been, I highly recommend a visit.

To start the day off I got to sit in with the troop and see all of their science experiments while Vince took Mr. B to check out the museum.

There was the mixing of different liquids with different results.

Then we made some *Gak*.

Next there was a building exercise with Keva Planks.

They even got to test out hand-cranked generators.

Finally they learned about reverse engineering by taking apart some toys and putting them back together.

The girls had a blast completing their class and earning another badge.

In the meantime...Mr. B was exploring the nature trail (the museum is set in a lovely wooded area)...

...testing the heat sensor cameras...

...*capturing* shadows...

...climbing through tunnels...and much more! There were tons of great interactive displays.

All in all, it was a very fun day! So, if you're in need of a fun summer day activity head over to Hot Springs for a day at the science museum (and a/c!)!

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