January 28, 2016

Walking on the Moon

After having fond memories of visiting the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City when I was in elementary school, I decided that I would take Tau'aho up to see the Clark Planetarium (the new version of Hansen Planetarium) during one of the really cold days this week.

It was not as big as I remember Hansen Planetarium being and many of the exhibits were geared towards older children and adults. Lucky Dragon is into hands on type museums (in truthfulness so am I). So there was a few places he spent most of his time.

He loved the "cloud" making bowl where you could touch what a cloud feels like. He was mesmerized by the large pendulum that proves the earth is spinning at a whopping 1000 miles/hour.

We turned wheels to create enough kilowatts of electricity to light a bulb (energy efficient lights take SO much less effort!) Lucky Dragon walked on Mars and then on the Moon.

But his VERY favorite was the three story interactive marble mechanism. We stood there watching the wheels turn and balls race along for about 20 minutes, we would go see something else and come right back for another twenty minutes.

They also have an exhibit to walk on Mars and the Moon. He had fun "exploring" all of the rocks and hills.

Walking on Mars

Lucky "Neil Armstrong" Dragon making steps on the moon 

It was fun to have him see something different and I love when museums are able to combine education and fun. As a souvenir we bought a paper and sugar garden to "plant" and grow with Lucky Dragon over the next few days.

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