Hey everyone! I had another post originally planned, but then something happened! I showed up to school yesterday, and there was a note on the desk saying we were going on a field trip to the Carnegie Science Center. At first, I was quite overwhelmed; a field trip, with students I’m not very familiar with, with a lunch I packed that needed heat up, and in dress clothes. Hmm. I could’ve been really mad, but I just moved on! I, thankfully, wore flats, and pants! I love the science center so I knew it would be an awesome field trip, and I had no choice even if I thought otherwise. I managed to find enough “snacks” in my lunch box to manage as my make shift lunch (Luna protein bar, pretzels, veggie chips, Clif Z bars)!
I actually became pretty excited that I was able to go! It has been yearsss since I was there, and it is so cool. There were so many new things that they put in, and I, obviously, had to take pictures! (On my phone, sorry for the quality).
I was walking around with parents, though, and found out that the Carnegie Science Center has an “adult” night every once in a while! You have to be over 21 to attend, but they have drinks and food provided. That sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m definitely going to look into it! I think it could make for a very fun date night.
This was the brand new space exhibit. It had a lot of interesting activities, and the kids LOVED it!
What’s life without robots? An entire floor was dedicated to this exhibit, and I had a blast with them! The robots shooting basketball was the most fun, but you could interact with all of them.
Submarine that is open in the summer to go into, or at least it always was. Also, a picture of our spectacularly beautiful river water, and a boat. Haha
We went to the planetarium and saw Pittsburgh at night, along with a Sun show. I thought the star show was very interesting, and might have helped me locate the North Star, the Big Dipper, and Little Dipper now! (Yes, I am 22 and cannot locate them in the night sky! Ha)
There is also a SportsWorks center attached to the science center. This was really neat. It is a place for children to go (well, I would have done the things also!), and it’s centered around activity. There were various centers set up that you had an activity to complete. For example, one was jumping jacks. It told you a fact based on jumping jacks, as well. They also had batting cages, trampolines, and a track for racing. There were even simulations that you could go on to check out new areas. One simulation was focused on the Steel Phantom. It is a ride that used to be at Kennywood, but that is now called the Phantom’s Revenge.
All in all, it was a great day! We got back to school and just had time for a short movie on the moon. Even though it was spontaneous to me, it was loved by all!
Do you have any science museums around you that you visit?
What’s the last spontaneous thing you have done?