We went to the Exposition Park Science Museum in Los Angeles, CA on last Friday. We went with our home school group we are associated with. We went to see the Space Ship Endeavor. It was a pretty cool experience. Harmonie made a new friend, a little girl named Gidget. She was a cute little girl. Her mother unschools her and her brother. Unschooling is a little different from homeschooling. I will have to explain that one another day because I still don’t quite get it but basically there are absolutely no rules.
The space ship was not what I expected. I expected it to be made of all metal and it was not. It was made of some metal and another material I can’t think of the name of. The space shuttle as you would expect is huge. Interesting fact: the shuttle does not have an engine. It just has the rockets on the back. It just floats in space.
The museum is a cool place to take your kids. There is a kelp exhibit. There are bugs. Yuck! The cool things were these huge tanks that the kids could look through and see different fish and all kinds of angles. You could ride a simulated space shuttle. Run up and down the escalator. Just kidding! I think the highlight for Harmonie was the scale outside the museum where you could lift a truck. She loved that. Overall we had a good time. It was nice to get a break from the very hectic week we had. We spent two hours running around. You need more than two hours I must say to get through the entire museum but for two hours you could get a lot done. If you are in the LA area looking for something fun and educationally to do, you might want to consider the Exposition Park Science Museum.
Shuttle Tires (on the left)
Shuttle Mechanism (on the right)
Shuttle Potty (at the bottom)