Monday, September 13, 2010

Adler Planetarium

I haven't been to the Adler Planetarium in many years (although Grandpa and Pam took the boys there before Mary was born). So I was pleasantly surprised by how cool it was today! It might also be the easiest (and cheapest) place to park in the city. We found a metered spot about 1/2 a block from the main entrance, and took some pictures along the lake front before we went in~
There were all sorts of hands-on exhibits, like this one where you can see your weight on the moon~
Oh to be thin enough to not care~
Or this one where you can see what it's like to bounce on the moon~
Sam said he would like to be an astronaut one day. Let's hope he's inherited someones eyesight besides his mom's or his dad's~
There is a new(ish) exhibit there called "Planet Explorers". It's perfect for families, because every child must be accompanied by an adult, so no giant school groups running over the place. Mary and Sam loved it, while Charlie took his time checking out "Our Solar System" ~
Houston, we're ready for take-off~
Sundial Plaza~
We tried to get Mary up there, too, but then got too nervous~
The weather was so perfect, we ate our lunch outside~
America's Courtyard~

See, speak, hear~

It's always Mary's idea to make the silly faces~

We even had time to stop by Buckingham Fountain~
As always, it was a lot of fun heading into the city. But it is always really exhausting, too! I was really surprised when nobody (including Mary) slept on the way home.

1 comment:

Chris said...

We love going to the Planetarium. We live close to the expressway, so we can decide after lunch to head down for a few hours and it's not a big deal. We also love to IMAX programs there. It's fun to let the kids explore everything and see what pique's their interests.