Four Reasons to Visit the California Academy of Sciences

Four Reasons to Visit the California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of sciences is a place that “brings the whole universe under one roof” by housing an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one “living” roof.  Originally opened over 155 years ago, the new Academy while potentially being the greenest museum on earth with the 2 1/2 acre living roof, a solar canopy, a water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans. Not just a museum, the mission...
February 25th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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Fun, Festivities & Fireworks for the Kids

Fun, Festivities & Fireworks for the Kids
... aren’t just for adults, and if the youngsters are looking for a party of their own, let them count down the minutes till midnight at the Pacific science Center.  The New Year’s Eve slumber party is full of educational fun for kids in second through sixth grade. The night will be full of experiments that are sure to capture the attention of kids, while also teaching important science lessons.  How about fiery hydrogen balloon explosions?  Or maybe liquid nitrogen ice cream?  Plus, New Year’s...
December 18th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: activities for kids, featuredarticle, New Year's Eve, science, Seattle-Center

Kid’s Stuff: Abracadabra at Cosmocaixa

Kid’s Stuff: Abracadabra at Cosmocaixa
Cosmocaixa is the city’s science museum, a popular destination for families. Geared mostly towards kids, Cosmocaixa offers rotating expositions and interesting permanent expositions including a detailed underwater forest. Outings in Barcelona. Regina Winkle-Bryan Abracadabra is currently on at the museum, an exposition that looks into the mysterious art of optical illusion. How are we able to tell fact from fiction, reality from magic? Abracadabra answers these questions plus offers magic games...
December 6th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Budget friendly HK: Hong Kong Science Museum

  As a little girl one of my fondest memories is of a class trip to the Hong Kong science Museum. You’d think that after all these years you wouldn’t find a science museum that interesting but for just HKD25 entrance fee, this is definitely one of the best places to visit in Hong Kong.   All in all there are 500 exhibits on display in the permanent exhibition area, the most popular being the 22-meter high twin tower ‘Energy Machine’, which is the largest of its kind in the world. With...
August 12th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, budget friendly, exhibitions, Family Friendly, museums, science, technology

Count Down to the First Day of School

... Museum - Note:  Saturday, August 1 is the last day 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix (602) 252-8848 Free admission Lego Castle Adventure at Arizona science Center Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play at this LEGO exhibit. Visitors construct castles, and learn about real-world castles and their building secrets. Arizona science Center 600 E. Washington St., in Phoenix (602) 716-2000 General Admission Passport to Adventure at IMAX Theatre, Arizona Mills Mall Families can enjoy...
July 29th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arizona kids, Chandler, cooking, Family Friendly, Heard, Lego, movies, music, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Phoenix, puppet, science, Tempe

Summer Adventures for Kids

... paradise at the BLOEDEL CONSERVATORY. Open 7 days a week. 604-257-8570 Rock climbing at the CLIFFHANGER INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING CENTRE close to science World. 604-874-2400 Go-Kart racing in Indy-style karts at the INTERNATIONAL KARTING CIRCUIT, South Vancouver 604-301-0991 Encounter far away galaxies at the PACIFIC SPACE CENTRE (H.R. MacMillan Planetarium) 604-738-7827 PLAYLAND is  a great place for family fun, open daily. (The annual PNE opens mid August to Sept 1)  604-299-9000 SPLASHDOWN...
June 8th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: adventure, Attractions, explore, Family Friendly, fun, horseback riding, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, picnic, science, sports, swim, waterparks

Bubbles (Not the Financial Kind)

Santa Ana’s Discovery science Center is always intriguing, perhaps never moreso than during the cheery Bubblefest XIII, held 4-19 April. International bubble artist Fan Yang reveals and revels in everything having to do with this colorful and feel-good art form/science. Fan Yang — holder of 16 Guinness Book World Records — enthralls audiences four times daily with such wonders as smoking, bouncing, and spinning bubbles in addition to forming a bubble carousel. Bubbles within bubbles...
March 15th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 1
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Visiting Lucy at the Pacific Science Center

... it stuck. The fossils and related artifacts make up Lucy’s Legacy.  It’s divided into seven distinct exhibits now on display at the Pacific science Center. Introduction & Prehistoric Ethiopia:  Starting out with a glimpse of caves (replicated) and cave paintings of Ethiopia, we learn a little history of the third most populated country in Africa.  The exhibits contains examples of tools that were used during the stone age.  First Empire of Ethiopia:  This section...
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