Monday, February 13, 2012

Museum of Science

We finally got to the Boston Museum of Science. It was the last day of the Pompeii exhibit, but we didn't get to see it. The exhibit was sold out, and there were no spaces left in the museum parking garage. Deep sigh. Forlorn look. We ended up taking a long detour before getting our bearings and parking around the block at the Cambridge Galleria.

We saw a fun demonstration of illusions and mind games before heading to the planetarium to see Cosmic Collisions. I expected the show to be narrated by Leonard Nimoy (the actor who played Spock in the original Star Trek just in case you're too young or grew up in a cave and have no idea what I'm talking about.) Nimoy grew up a few blocks from the museum and does the voice over to demonstrate the sound system at the museum Omni Theater. Instead,  the planetarium show was narrated by actor Robert Redford (Google him if you don't recognize the name) which took the sting out of missing Pompeii (at least for me) The planetarium has a new camera which projects some incredible images of planets and objects and galaxies far, far, away.

The last exhibit we saw was Electricity. I've seen the show a hundred times, but was surprised with the addition of the musical Tesla coil. Too fun.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Sorry you didn't get to see the Pompeii exhibit...(not rubbing it in) but husb. and I saw the real thing years ago. At the time there were hardly any tourists looking round it and it cost mere pence to get it's different nowadays. It was interesting, but also sad, to see where peoples lives had Stopped at a particular second.

  2. Fun. I'd like to take my son to the science museum in Oklahoma City. We had a lazy weekend at home, which was wonderful. :)

  3. Sorry you missed Pompeii. :( Maybe when it comes to MN you can come see it here. :)

    My weekend? Basketball, writing, cleaning, schoolwork because we're falling behind because of basketball, church, Bible study.

    Pretty typical.

  4. sniffle sniffle.....that's what I did this weekend (and still doing it :(