Local Heart, Global Soul

October 19, 2009

Children’s Museum, West Hartford, the end of the day…

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

The kids have been playing all day at the Children’s Museum… everyone has found an  activity to delight ,we have laughed a lot, looked in awe and wonder at many of the animals, reptiles and fish, tried experiments and had fun with Science.

I could have photographed a zillion more things about the exhibits, and taken portraits of every creature, and explained in detail how many more things worked, but time is against me. If you have younger kids and you are looking for a great  family fun day out , then the Children’s Museum here in Connecticut  comes highly recommended not only by the Kiwidutch& Friends adults but also  with glowing reviews from all the kids.

Each child has an excited story about their “best thing” of the day, usually accompanied with a heap of giggles. Add to that that somehow within this  they were also learning about the world around them, Science and how it works.. . it all works out as an added bonus.

I must say that the giant bubble rings had me captivated.  I got a heap of photos of my kids standing inside bubbles taller than they were and some of just the bubbles sans kids that for me were just great examples of the beauty of how nature works, and the wonder of  how a mix of soap and water can turn into such a large and beautiful,  if temporary structures.

The other exhibit that had me transfixed was the kaleidoscope…  this was a massive walk in version that uses several mirrors and a third one is activated by someone walking into the triangle space.

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

The colours and shapes that are produced were for me a true work of art. Since I adore naturalism and realism in Art,  I’m not usually into contemporary modern works much, or abstraction. That said, I found that I could have stood here for hours and watched the images as they evolved.  I had a lot of  fun photographing some of them…. Is it Science? Is it Art? … you decide.

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

Now it’s time for us to leave… we go outside to the front of the Museum so that the kids can  climb into the massive fiberglass whale… but they don’t dally inside it long because it’s very hot outside and we discover that  it’s even hotter inside a fiberglass whale carcass…

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

What an excellent day ! We all can heartily agree as we load tired but happy kids into the cars … kid activity success !

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119 1437

860.231.2824 / phone
860.232.0705 / fax

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