Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Date 44 - We Have Great Chemistry!

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Type: Academic, Fun, City
Cost: $
Planned By: Both

Adam and I finally had a nice full weekend at home. There is so much to do in the city, and we hadn't had time yet. It was a really nice day so we decided to take a walk to the Great Lakes Science Center! YAY SCIENCE! <3 We both visited the science center when we were younger but it has been many years. I was pretty excited, considering I'm a biologist, and anytime I get Adam around science its always pretty hysterical.
There was tons of traffic on our way and as we got closer we noticed there was something going on at the East 9th Street Pier. Then we realized it was still Marine week in Cleveland. So we took a detour through the pier to see what was going on. There was a lot of cool stuff to see; Vietnam Wall replica, a plane, a bunch of land vehicles, and an area covered with over 300 flags honoring fallen troops. I'm glad we took time to check it out.
On to the real date. We started in the NASA exhibit of the science center. There were simulators, astronaut gear, moon rocks, and pieces of space shuttles. Space isn't my favorite branch of science but it was still fun.
Then we went to the best area called the Science Phenomena Floor. All of our favorite science things were in here including the shadow room, indoor tornado, and the bridge of fire (which was closed :( ). There were tons of other little experiments on this floor though all having to do with sound, electricity, weather, optics and light. It's a very interactive area and we took full advantage of it.
There was also an exhibit with student's science related art work. Clay models, drawings, paintings, and even some raps and movies were set out for people to see. Some were pretty impressive! We also attempted to put this arch together. Teamwork is always good on a date as long as your good at working as a team. We did it. :)
Next, was the biomedical exhibit. It displayed things like DNA, bacteria under microscopes, new technology for surgery, robotic arms, and an MRI machine! I personally liked the microscope stations. Makes sense.. I've been fascinated by microscopes and microscopic things since the 3rd grade.
Last, were the frogs. Right now there is a special frog exhibit!! It was actually a fabulous display of so many different types of frogs and information about them. We really liked the colorful poisonous ones.
Wait.. Last, was the gift shop. I found the coolest thing in the world. OK not in the whole world, but maybe the coolest thing in the gift shop. It's a double shot glass, but shaped like a beaker! Woo.. nerd. I bought it.
We had a really great time at the Great Lakes Science Center. It was much smaller than we remembered it, but we've both grown a lot. That was probably the problem. Anyway, we recommend it to everyone even if you don't like science. The price for general admission is quite reasonable and there are a lot of fun things to see and do while visiting!

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