Monday, October 10, 2011

Clark Planetarium

A few weeks ago, I took Tempe, Helena, and Juno to Clark Planetarium at the Gateway. We don't really do Play School lessons any more, but I'm always on the lookout for fun activities that go along with the things we are learning about with our Quiet Time baskets. This field trip was in conjunction with our outer space basket.

Whoa! The planetarium has scale models of all the planets. The room isn't big enough for a scale model of the sun, but they have the walls painted yellow to give you a bit of an idea of how big it really is. I couldn't fathom it. It is so, so big! The girls really liked seeing how much bigger Jupiter and Saturn are than Earth.

Here are my three little astronauts on the Moon-scape...

... and on the Mars-scape!

The planetarium was really fun. There's an IMAX theater there, too, but we just looked at the free exhibits. Tempe and Helena really liked the cloud machine and playing on the Moon and Mars. It was a fun place to spend the morning!

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