Museum Buddies

// October 27th, 2012 // Uncategorized

One of our family’s favorite places, and a true San Diego treasure, is Balboa Park.
Last time Amy and I went {with nine kids} we spent the morning at Ruben H Fleet Science Center. My kids grew up with frequent trips to the Fleet. As a grandparent, annual passes are a great bargain, and all the kids can come with me. There’s always something new, or something we missed on our last visit, or a favorite exhibit we return to again and again.
Jax was already a veteran visitor to Balboa Park, but this was Zeke’s first expedition. A wealth of visual and auditory sensations awaited him. This outing, instead of trying to keep track of all the kids ourselves, we buddied each of the older kids with a younger cousins. Why hadn’t we thought of this before? With Kenzie strapped to her mom, four buddy-pairs toured the Science Center. The one-on-one attention offered the little ones even more fun, and the older ones saw it from a child’s view again.

Buddies for the day….
Amy and Kenzie just hanging out
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Shaking the big ball side-to-side makes the marble on the inside spin around the big ball’s circumference. It takes only a little motion to transfer enough energy to make the marble whirl around the big ball. Zeke’s eyes nearly whirled around inside his head!

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Fallon and Jax have fun playing with perception.
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Kirstie and Owen experience energy transference

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 Josh and Ethan take a spin

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Fallon, Zeke, Kyle, Owen, Jax, Kirstie, Josh, & Ethan

Can’t wait to go back!








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