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All Aboard 36th Annual Model Railroad Show

All Aboard 36th Annual Model Railroad Show
Model railroad enthusiasts will gather at the Pacific Science Center for their annual long weekend of locomotive heaven.  This year’s event, the 36th annual, will feature dozens of detailed, creative scenic layouts sure to capture the imagination of enthusiasts of all ages. Remember the fun of building a railroad track for the train you got for Christmas?  This show is all that – and more.  You’ll find model railroad displays in every building of the science, and the layouts, displays and...
January 11th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: family fun, Pacific-Science-Center

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius at Pacific Science Center IMAX

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius at Pacific Science Center IMAX
As part of my time spent in Seattle over New Year’s, I took the monorail to the Seattle Center and caught a few exhibits and an IMAX film at the Pacific Science Center.  One of the great things about being a Pacific Science member (I’m a gold level member), is the ability to pop in for a short period of time.  You don’t have to spend all day, just come see what you want and leave.  And, depending on your membership level, a number of IMAX admissions are included. While Avatar was clearly...
January 6th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, IMAX, movies, Pacific-Science-Center

Photo Op: Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House

Details:  Another photo from the Tropical Butterfly House at the Pacific Science Center (Building 2). It’s a great place for kids, and there’s always lots of gasps and laughter as the little ones watch the butterflies land on their heads. As someone who is working to improve my photography skills, I spend a lot of time here.  I know that it’s not like capturing these beautiful creatures in the wild, but it’s easy to practice your skills before heading to the real outdoors.   Photo...
February 1st, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: butterflies, Butterfly House, Family Friendly, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, Pacific-Science-Center, Photos, Seattle-Center

Photo Op: Butterflies Fly Free at the Tropical Butterfly House

Details:  It feels like summer when you step inside the Tropical Butterfly House at the Pacific Science Center (Building 2). You’ll find yourself looking both up and down, keeping your eye out for the myriad species of butterflies who call the place home.  Bring your camera along to photograph these colorful creatures as they fly and flit about – and be careful wear you step!   Photo credit:  personal collection ...
January 25th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Attractions, Butterfly House, Family Friendly, Lunch Hour Fun, Pacific-Science-Center, Photos, Seattle-Center

Visiting Lucy at the Pacific Science Center

Lucy’s Legacy:  The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia was a celebration of a culture that I knew nothing about, as well as a thought provoking exhibit of what might be the missing link in evolution from ape to man. But now I’m getting ahead of myself, so let’s go back to the beginning and I’ll take you along with me through the exhibit. Back in 1974, Dr. Donald Johanson discovered fossils in Hadar, Ethiopia. The fossils weren’t human, but they weren’t really an ape either, leading to...
December 13th, 2008 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: archaeology, Ethiopia, Family Friendly, fossils, History & Information, Lucy, museums, Pacific-Science-Center, paleoenthology, science, Seattle-Center