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Free weekend admission? Count me in!

August 8, 2010

For those of you who have a Bank of America account and don’t know… there’s free admission to select museums on the 1st weekend of the month!  So today we went to the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale, a.k.a MODS.  It was my son’s second trip, but it’s been about 2 years since he last went, so it was a completely different experience.  We started out with their aquariums, which they’ve added to since the last time we were there.  Collins favorite part was still the touch tank, who doesn’t love feeling a horseshoe crab or an urchin.

Since the adult tickets were free, we paid $5 a person for the flight simulator.  Two people at a time get on in and it’s like those computer flight games, except you’re in a little pod that actually moves as if you were actually flying a plane.  Naturally, the boys went together 🙂  From the outside I could see a screen shot of what they were seeing, but the best part was hearing my son’s “weeeeees” from the inside as they did barrel rolls and loop-da-loops.

The museum always has a new traveling exibit… the current one has a water theme… what are snow flakes, how does the usable water get to us, life in the sea… etc.  Collin wasn’t interested in the Imax presentation, which was a 3D show about life under the sea, so we skipped it.  Last, but certainly not least, was the stop at the play area.  Here, kids can blow bubbles, play in a water table, pretend to pick and ship oranges, or place foam bricks in the wall of a “house”.  Collin’s first stop was the big tree in the middle, you climb a maze up to the top, then back down again.

and then to make the trip thtwa much better, on the way out they set up a little table with a static electricity ball, so Collin got to play with that and make the pompom stand up on edge.

All in all, I’d call todays trip to the science museum a total success!  Next month… free admission to Young at Art… anyone ever been there before?

To find your nearest museum visit the Bank of America site here:

http://museums.bankofamerica.com/

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