Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A trip to Exploration Place, part 1


Way back in November, I went to Exploration Place.  You might remember, I went with my friend Sally during Senior Expo day, when I went as her caregiver.  This time, I wasn't about to be burdened with her, and as much as I care about her, it's difficult to go places with her because she simply wants everything on her schedule.

So today, I'm taking you back to the second weekend in November, and allowing the photos to do most of the talking.  You'll read a few things I have to say, but not much, I promise.  So peruse at your own pace and enjoy, the same way I did.





I shot this through a screen that was blocking out the sun.

I hope you enjoy this new exhibit from my final Alma Mater, as I did.




I had to get a close-up of this beauty.



Wow, what this gal did with paper, simply astonished me.



This was the end of this exhibit, and I was off to the Aviation Room.  Unfortunately, as I was uploading these, blogger got them out of order, and I didn't take time to put them in their proper place.   I hope my friend Julia can tell, there was no way I could avoid people this day!






Kids built their own flying machines paper airplanes and flew them in the wind tunnel.













What happened to my beloved "Bee Dance?"


Apparently, the kids (and I) couldn't experience it on this day.








That's it for the first two areas of Exploration Place.  I'll be back with more tomorrow.

Thanks for joining me on this fun trip.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Denise Price said...

Looks like a fun trip! The juxtaposition of the "violent world" poster and the giant gingerbread man made me smile. :)

Denise Price said...

*oops, violent universe.

Rita said...

Those paper sculptures were really amazing!! :)

Rebeca Trevino said...

the butterflies and bugs are my favorite.

ps: E - your photos are so clear and beautiful. you must be loving your new(ish) camera. great tour!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a great trip ... a special amazing exhibition - wow!
Thank you for all this super impressions Elizabeth!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pretty cool place. I"ll take the beaver and peave you the bugs, thanks. xox

johanna said...

this would have been a trip to my heart´s Content... i LOVE the bugs, and i never thought ever 4th insect is a bug! i thought 90% would be midges, maybe because they can be so annoying;)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am glad you had a chance to go through and enjoy this museum at your own pace.

The paper cut was amazing. I have seen others but not this detailed.

The bugs and butterflies were beautiful. Funny how pretty bugs can be...and a little scary!

Carol said...

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT GOING AT YOUR OWN PACE! A really great place to visit and absorb. Thanks for sharing!

massofhair said...

WOW Elizabeth what a fun place to visit, shame about the bees as you could have used that as inspiration for the APC challenge!

The papercut images are sensational, such a lot of time and effort has been put into them.

Thank you for taking us on your journey it was very enjoyable and am looking forward to more tomorrow :-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

As soon as I saw where you were going I had to come and join you on this trip(hope you don't mind -giggle!)
That paper cutting is amazing and I love to see examples although I would never try this myself! I know all about going at your own pace although when we go to anything 'arty' now I just let hubby charge off - he's fine in museums! You are so lucky having this within driving distance - how far though?(just being a nosy-parker) Looking forward to the next instalment! Hugs, Chrisx
ps photo of caravan on mine!!

~*~Patty S said...

Exploration Place looks really really special and your photos are super E!
So much to enjoy and investigate.
Those beetles really are beautiful along with the paper creations (amazing what people create isn't it!).
I am guessing the "Bee Dance" is probably a popular exhibit...it certainly looks interesting to me.
oxo
p.s. I confess I started with part 2 of your museum visit but wanted to comment here first :-)