Monday, February 20, 2012

Lancaster Science Center

I had planned on going down to Valley Forge National Park today with the kids for George Washington's birthday party but when I got down there it looked like I had picked the most busy day of the year to visit and since I avoid crowds like the plague we turned around and came straight home.   Since that left me with a little bit of time on my hands I finished this post from last week and added a tab to my blog which lists all the field trips we have taken in the past year, making them easier to access in case anyone else out there is interested in visiting some of these great places.

Our DaVinci science center membership includes free admission to the Lancaster Science Factory as well which is near my sister Amy, and since I want to make the most of our membership we went there with Amy and her kiddos last week.

It is smaller than the DaVinci science center but we loved it.  It was all hands on exhibits and we spent about 3 hours exploring everything.  There were lots of exhibits that reinforced what we have been learning about recently such as Newton's laws of motion, magnetism, electricity and circuits.  It was great for the kids to be able to see first hand how these thing work.

Naomi and Chase building a dam.

(They loved this one.  You put a little plastic man with a parachute attached into the tube and it shot him up in the air.  Not super educational but it kept Asher busy for a while.)
As you can see it has a nice big open floor plan which means I could sit and nurse the baby and still keep an eye on the kids wherever they were.  It also was not crowded which is a big plus in my book.

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