Saturday, April 19, 2008

What a Day!


Today we walked inside a double helix, pet sharks, traversed ALL of the Great Lakes, climbed into a ship (hanging from the ceiling), operated a robotic dinosaur, appeared on a tv, stood in the middle of a lightning storm, ran a remote submersible, and even walked on water. Quite the day for two little boys!


Where were we? We visited a science museum - Discovery World in Milwaukee. One portion of the museum is science, robotics, design, and technology - very cool things to see and do. The other side is an aquarium which included an area with some great lakes history. The aquarium, of course, was big for the boys and we spent hours there.

They also have a very cool large scale model of the Great Lakes which shows each lake, all of the large cities on the shores, major landmarks, and then fish and animals which inhabit each of the lakes. Very cool. There was even a rainstorm over Lake Ontario, mist over Lake Superior, and locks to open/close to allow ships through.

We walked through the entire museum more than once - so much to see and do there.


What a great day!

13 comments:

Will & Kate said...

I have to put in a plug for the National River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, IA (my hometown ;>). Have you ever been there? I bet your boys would really like it.

http://www.rivermuseum.com/main.cfm

Dubuque's about 1.5 hours from Madison's west side, and the museum and aquarium are really neat! It's best to go in the summer so you can tour the old huge paddleboat and other assorted houseboats and outdoor exhibits, too.

I've never been to the Milwaukee museum, but it looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing.

-K

Teaching Handwork said...

I love museums!!!!!
doesn't matter what kind...

I am taking 7th grade to an art museum on Wednesday...should be fun!

My girls and I loved it, so 7th grade should think its ok

Tara said...

Looks like a fantastic museum- something for everyone!

Dawn said...

It sounds like there are so many fun places to see go and see where you live. What an amazing museum.

Anet said...

What a great museum! I would love to visit there with my family. We would have to sail across Lake Michigan or we could drive around.
Glad you guys had a great day!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I LOVE museums
would have been a great day
Jen

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

And to think I spent that whole glorious day in my kitchen, with a few side-trips to the living room.

I am glad I could vicariously visit the museum with you. It looks like fun.

Lisa Anne said...

Indeed, What a fun day!

mammaclaudia said...

It looks great! I'd like to visit it!

Mama Randa Morning Glory said...

wow! Sounds like great fun!

LisaZ said...

I've never been to Milwaukee. That looks like a wonderful museum! We're going to our Science Museum, in St. Paul, for a homeschool field trip on Friday. We've been there so much it's hard to get excited, but hopefully the kids will be. Nice photos!

amanda said...

That looks like so much fun. What a super Saturday you had!

Tammy said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds like an awesome museum!!!!! What fun! :)