I mentioned a few posts ago that I was in Boston last weekend with our film We Are Wizards at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. We were there for four days and had so much fun. Not only did the screenings go really well:
But we had fun traipsing around Boston as well, which was a bit surprising as I don't remember liking Boston all that much. ( No offense Beantown-ers.) I went shopping with my mom, got various kinds delicious sushi with my cousins, went bowling and had yummy brunches, but if I had to choose, the tourist highlight was visiting the home of many happy childhood memories: The Museum of Science, Boston.
I remember going a lot when I was little. It was always a treat to take the train from Providence, or even brave the hour drive, and then be released into this awesome space where we would go tearing about. (The Boston Children's Museum was a close second favorite.) Admittedly, its definitely seen better days and is not as impressive as I remember, probably do to my current height, (everything seemed a lot smaller,) as well as a lack of funding.
But still!: The omni theater! The stairs that play music when you walk on them! The space shuttle you can go in!
The Sequoia Tree I fainted in front of on a 7th grade ( 8th grade?) field trip!
The electric/lightening show!-- well we unfortunately missed that, but we did get to play with this:
Plus there was a show on squamates — "the order of legged and legless lizards." ahem. That includes snakes by the way. It was alternately a bit sad, ( those glass terrariums always seem really small, especially accompanied by a placard saying something about how these specifics lizards love to "travel great distances in a day," ) and then just so cool I mostly forgot about being sad. Sorry little guys.
I tried to take photos that captured the cool patterns and texture of their skin. It mostly didn't work. But a few of them did.
Aren't they pretty? And look at this cool little guy!