Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Snapshots from September - Museum of Life and Science, Durham

Our journey to North Carolina in September included our third trip to Durham's Museum of Life and Science.  If you are ever in the Triangle area, we highly recommend a visit!  We arrived just after lunchtime, and, since the main building was fairly crowded with school groups, headed right outdoors to the Explore the Wild and Catch the Wind exhibits.

Left: Exploring river ecology  Right: Learning how seeds fly

Catch the Wind!

Top: using sound cannons to make mirrored discs move (and blow each other's hair back)
Bottom left: mist garden  Bottom right: making vapor rings

In addition to these two trails, the youngest of member of the family much enjoyed the dinosaur walk and train ride.  Indoor options include an insect room and butterfly pavilion in an auxiliary building, and weather, gem & fossil, space, germ, and a whole host of other science activities in the main building.

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