Monday, October 13, 2008

OMSI

While we were in Portland, we visited one of the coolest museums I have ever been to. Miriam loved it. It was called OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It was amazing. There was a huge room of science activities for toddlers, then one for kids a little older. Those were the only two rooms we went to before we had to leave, but even just those two rooms were amazing. Here are some pictures from the day because I think seeing what she did will make more sence than me explaining. A picture is worth a thousand words, ya know.






















All of the Levanger cousins minus Henry because he was in blissful morning nap sleep at this point in time. Miriam looks so grown up! I can hardly believe it!


























This was a color wheel talking about how when light particles get smaller they change colors or something like that. As you move the lever up and down, the big circle in the middle changes colors. Miriam really liked this because she's all about naming colors these days.
























A life-sized eagle's nest with life-sized eaglets and life-sized rubber eggs.
























Perhaps her favorite activity was a water area. She didn't really care about the actual activities, but loved using the watering can to take the water from the lake area and dump it into the water erosion area. What fun!
























Miriam was plumb worn out when it was time to go. Here she is with Kelsey, Nana, and Papa on the way to the car. She's in a stroller, despite the wheelchair look, holding tightly onto her fries. Oh she loves fries! She's an Idaho girl at heart.

1 comment:

Mom/Nana said...

That was one of the funnest times I've EVER had. All my brilliant grandkids fascinated by science. I loved watching Mim as she intently examined each exhibit. She didn't last too long in the sand box but loved putting the balls into the air chute and catapulting them through the air. What a cutie!!