It’s been a pleasant 100 degrees here in Middle America. It’s so hot, even the pool sounds treacherous. I mean, it’s excruciating enough to wear a swimsuit at the pool. So, Saturday, I decided to take the kids to Oklahoma’s own Science Museum – the Omniplex.
To be perfectly honest, the only science I prefer is science-fiction – as in movies. But, to escape the heat, break up the monotony of the day, and give my kids some sort of educational experience, I endured the world of science.
The best part about the experience was the 45 minute movie on the Grand Canyon in the Dome Theater. Eight dollars bought us two sodas, two popcorns, a box of Junior Mints, and Strawberry Fruit snacks. That would have totaled about $150 at the “real” movie theater. The movie was narrated by Robert Redford and the music by Dave Matthews. I haven’t watched a movie on the ceiling since I was a kid myself and nearly lost my meal replacement bar I snuck in a few times. Holy head spinning, stomach turning Batman! Anna just kept asking “Why we moving?” Over and over and over again.
I think Anna enjoyed the face painting center most.
I’m thinking that the next time I spend a small fortune at the MAC counter (that’s make-up heaven for all you dudes reading), I’m going to explain it off to Kris as a science experiment.
I believe the black tape here is to prevent people from touching this display. Hence, John Henry’s arms raised as if to say “Are you finished taking the picture already?”
After three hours of me pretending to be oh so fascinated about science, we left. I picked up my wailing three-year old who kept saying over and over again, “I want this to be my home.”
If she thinks gravity is cool and wants to live at a science museum, I’m pretty sure I’m never taking her to Disney World. Else, she’ll have to endure years of counseling that we refused to let Cinderella be her new mommy.