I LOVE to give my brain a workout. I could go on vacation for a month and just visit museums. However, I’m not talking the types of museums where you stare at artwork and decipher what it means to you, although I wouldn’t mind checking out some Da Vinci when I someday become rich and can pay
a visit. What I’m talking about are those that give your brain a workout by allowing you to become a part of scientific processes. Italy
One of my favorites is Cosi in
. Some of the exhibits stay the same, while there are many that change from year-to-year. There are a lot of hands-on activities for children and adults. I first visited this science museum when I was a mere 10 years old and they were located in a smaller building. The visit was part of a school field trip. Many years later I went there on a high school field trip as a part of a visit to the Columbus, Ohio . Now, I go for fun as an adult. Who can’t enjoy a walk through a town that replicates certain periods in time ranging from the 1800s to the 1950s or gets to see first-hand Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in action? State Capitol Building
Admission is based upon whether visitors want to see exhibits and an extreme screen event, exhibits and an adventure event, exhibits only, or extreme screen only. Basically, extreme screen is a 7 story screen that makes you feel as if you’re exploring the ocean or deep space. Adventures are special events that are interactive. Nevertheless, there is so much to see that you need a map to navigate the entire complex and an entire day to do it.
This now brings me to another technological gem and that’s
Chicago’s and Industry. I have a friend living in Museum of Science and that gives me reason to visit my favorite “nerdy place.” I first started visiting the Chicago and Industry in 1997. Just like Cosi, you have a lot of hands-on experiences you can engage in. You also get to experience the Omnimax Theater and such things as old military planes, submarines, trains, and automobiles. Museum of Science
And you get to visit cheap because general admission is only $15 with add-ons available based on any special exhibits or shows you want to see. There are even free days if visiting on the right day, which gives the same access as general admission guests, but the extras do cost extra.
And my last favorite is the New York Hall of Science, located in
Science and art both have a place at the Hall of Science. Adults can get in for $11 and children for $8, but the cost does go up based on any extra experiences that the adults or kids want to engage in. As for me, I do it all. You’ll find me marveling over the atom with a group of 5 year olds.