Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chicago Day 2:Part 1

Day 1 of Chicago was a take it easy and rest kinda day. On day 2 we were ready to go, see, and do. As we were walking to the bus stop, we discovered quite a sight.

How could we not take a picture of this eye-catching sight? This 30-foot eyeball sculpture, "EYE," By Tony Tasset can be found at Pritzker Park.

We started Friday with a trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. this place has a little bit of everything that young and old can enjoy. I think we spent about 3 hours walking around this incredible place. The first exhibit we visited was the Idea Factory. This really cool exhibit was only for Babies-10year olds and parents. The interactive activities, encourage scientific exploration,which allow them to discover scientific principles for themselves. Both of my boys had a blast here.

Farm Tech was the second exhibited we saw. Hendrix was very excited to see a tractor up close. It was at that point that I went snap happy with the camera.

There was way more than just the tractor at the Farm Tech exhibit but apparently not worthy enough for me to take more pictures.
Last but not least, a picture of David and Hendrix with one of Jeff Gordon's fire suits.
While that was a ton of pictures, there were so many things that were really cool that I didn't get a picture of. At the Science Storms exhibit we saw an indoor tornado, lightning, and mud slide. The museum also has a Transportation Gallery where, among other planes, there is a real full size United 727 hanging from the balcony, that you can actually walk through!
As much fun as the museum was, Friday evening was the real highlight of our week in Chicago. More to come in Day 2: Part 2.

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1 comment:

David said...

Good first part of the day. Still one of the best museums i've ever been too. Don't forget about the next part Al's Beef!! Oh and something about mommies and babies... :-)