Jenna's favorite souvenir.
I love the sense of humor that someone clearly has.
Waiting in line for the simulator.
We got on the road at 9am, first stop, Dunkin Donuts, 'cause we are Cape Codders.
Easy trip up, arriving at the Museum of Science about 10:30, we parked in the MOS parking garage. Thanks to the library passes we picked up Saturday, admission was only $5 each. Another $5 each for the Butterfly Garden and half my budget was gone already! The BG was worth it though, what fun. I have been to more than a few butterfly gardens and they never, ever get old. Too beautiful, a feast for the eyes and soul, there is wonder in a butterfly garden unlike anywhere else.
Jenna was wired for sound and wanted to see everything, all at once. In fact, when we left at 7pm, she was just as excited as she was when we arrived.
Following the BG we headed straight for the Lightning show with the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator. It was absolutely fabulous, we could have watched it again and again. We kept waiting to hear the theme song from The Sorcerer's Apprentice but the William Tell Overture finale was good too. A little something like this....
We checked out some more exhibits until lunch, ate at the Cafe, hit the gift shop and bought overpriced souvenirs wiping out the remainder of the budget, but hey, that was what I had $$ for in the first place. (Thanks Mom) We purchased a Newton's Cradle and mints for Rowan and a tiny vial of Alaskan gold and Dinosaur Putty for Jenna.
Aimee and Jenna wanted to go to the Planetarium and Jenna and I to the Science Live show so we split up and off we went. Front row center we waited, watching a woman set up, getting more excited by the minute. (well, one of us anyway)
She did a lot of fun stuff in a presentation called Supercold Science. Jenna is going to blog about it, so I won't, but we were so glad we caught that show!
She and I then headed off to explore some more while we waited for Aimee and Rowan. She met and chatted at length with a scientist who was testing water from the Charles River while I sat and read a bit and rested.
Meeting back up with the rest of the gang we explored all that we had not yet seen and towards closing time, made our way back to the garage and home. It was a great day to be in air conditioning, it was 88 still when we left Boston. The ride home was as easy as the trip up and the company was fantastic. It was a great day.
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