Snow cool

You know what’s cool for the summer?

The new Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact interactive exhibit at the Fleet Science Center in San Diego. My kids and I got a preview of Snow, which opens today.

The exhibit, which focuses on the global impact of snow on climate and human culture, has 12 interactive learning opportunities.

Ours faves were a digital wall where you can “catch” crystals during different kinds of snowstorms; watching marbles fall down a mountain comparing the impact of rain versus snow and the impact that water has on climate at different times; solving a matching puzzle of snow crystals; making our own paper snowflakes; and building (and knocking over) a snowman. 

The exhibit is open through September 5.

Blast off! Fun at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

My boys have always loved airplanes. They enjoy going on flights when we travel and they’re enthralled to watch planes take off and land at the airport. Every time we drive through San Diego and pass the airport, they’re fascinated.

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My oldest recently did a school biography report on aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers.

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My son’s report on the Wright Brothers.

So it’s not a surprise that they had a blast visiting the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

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Bell AH-1E Cobra
This helicopter is the Bell AH-1E Cobra.

They “flew” missions in helicopters and planes.

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Then they dreamed of being astronauts, spending an hour at the #BeTheAstronaut exhibit.

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Checking out the “Be the Astronaut” exhibit.

F-4 Phantom II
This is the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

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What an educational and fun day during summer break!

Circus + Science = FUN!

Last night my kids and I attended the sneak peek of the new Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s “Circus: Science Under the Big Top,” which opens today and runs through September 7.

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We learned some cool behind-the-scenes info about how the circus works plus we enjoyed circus performances from The Fern Street Circus, including this impressive juggling act and this act: spinning a ball while doing somersaults.

The kids loved all the circus extras too, like face painting, carnival food (cotton candy, popcorn and hot dogs) as well as circus fun mirrors and carnival games.

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The best part? They were learning about science and having fun at the same time!