Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Family Trip

We went to Chicago yesterday to see the Jim Henson / Muppets exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was a long drive to go there and back in a day, but we had a great time. Harper loved the Christmas tree exhibit. That tree in the background above was HUGE! She also liked the storm area which was pretty cool. Everything was really large scale... a huge vortex creator, and some kind of lightning generator on the ceiling that made big lightning (and a really loud noise which Harper really didn't like the first two times, but by the third time it went off, she was watching the lightning and thinking it was ok). Harper's favorite part of that area was a part where you could mix colors of light. She got to push the switches up and down to take away different colors of light to see what color her pink shirt would be.

The Muppets exhibit was great, but we couldn't take photos in there. :( Seeing Jim Henson's doodles up close was my favorite along with the Muppet characters they had there in plexiglass cases. Harper liked this felt board display where you could build your own muppets. We pretty much had to drag her away from that one.

We'll have to go back again someday. There was lots we didn't see this trip. Overall, a fun day!

1 comment:

*jean* said...

we were there last summer and my son and i LOVED the weather area!! amazing place