Pacific Science Museum
May 15, 2009
|Friday, May 15, 2009.
Thunderbird Thousand Trails, Monroe, Washington
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
Jonathan and I drove into Seattle today to go to the Pacific Science Center. We had checked it out on Sunday to see what admission would be but when we got home I remembered we had received our science center pass and checked to see if this science center was one of the ones it covered. Sure enough it was so when we went it was going to be free. I wish I had remembered that the other day, we could have enjoyed it for a little while but oh well.
We drove to the post office first to see if our package had come in. Our mail had come from Escapees but the other package had not so we were free to stay for as long as we wanted to today.
We drove down town and parked a couple blocks away at a parking garage. The woman at the front desk said it was cheaper that way so I took her advice. We walked over to the Science Center and checked out the big lever inside first thing. That was fun. It didn't take us long to make our way to the water guns outside though. Jonathan had spotted those from the top of the Space Needle the other day and those were the main reason he wanted to come here today. They had five stations that talked about different ways and mechanisms used to move water and how water was used to create energy.
We visited the human body exhibit, the planetarium, an exhibit on the Puget Sound and it's tides. All kinds of things. There wasn't any way to see everything they had there in one day.
When it was time for the science center to close, we walked over to the Space Needle. I wanted to stop by a shop to see if I could find a Christmas ornament for our collection. They had ornaments but they didn't fit our budget so we opted for a key chain that had the Space Needle on it that we're going to turn into an ornament.
We headed back to the parking garage but took a turn that took us up through a park. We decided to stop for a short time and eat our snack and just enjoy the park atmosphere. They had a big stage for summer concerts, people were sitting and laying on the grass below the Space Needle. Jonathan went up to check the stage out. We had our little snack here then decided we couldn't get back to the car this way after all but it made for a nice side trip. We went back the way we came then headed back home.
When we got back to Monroe, we stopped at Fred Meyer for a few items then went back to the campground. We had a great day.