Friday, August 23, 2013

The Friday Five

Everyone had the day off, we made our annual pilgrimage to Boston's Museum of Science.

1. Because the Longfellow Bridge is undergoing reconstruction and traffic around Boston and Cambridge is being re-routed. We decided to take the subway in and rode  the Green line from Riverside station to Science Park.

2. Our visits aren't complete without the Electricity show. It never gets old, but this time around it was new! The demonstrator didn't do the usual demonstrations. Lots of lightning, loud cracks of static (thunder), and the 1812 Overture on the Tesla coils. Wicked!

3. We took a trip to the edge of the Universe via the planetarium show.

4.  For me, the most exciting part of this visit was The Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest texts of the Bible discovered in caves in 1947. I was surprised how tiny the scroll fragments are. Some are hardly bigger than an inch! Besides the scrolls, there were lots of artifacts (large clay jars, woven fabric, coins) that showed what life was like thousands of years ago. There was an ink well, too! Because of the lighting, it was hard to see the actual writing on the scrolls. Happily, these ancient manuscripts are being digitized and made available online.

5. The MOS has a new exhibit, the Pixar Lab, that they are testing out as a traveling exhibit. This was right down the Young One's alley as she is studying Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) at WPI. A bit of a bus man's holiday, she played with skinning, animating, adding texture. She then left feedback on what she liked about the exhibits and ways to improve the experience along with her e-mai address. Never miss an opportunity to network.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like so much fun! I would like all of it!