Friday, November 25, 2011

Danville Science Center

One of the big selling points for running the half marathon in Danville was that their science center is right by the finish line of the race.  And as an added bonus, we got free entry because of our membership to our local science museum.  It was wonderful for Paul to have a way to entertain the boys while I was running, and after I finished the race we went back for some more, because I wanted to see it myself.
 It was such a fantastic facility - everything was hands on interactive and the museum itself was so spacious and sparkling clean.  

The boys really loved this floating beach ball, and they were determined to try to figure out how to get it down.

A cute little pillow nest at the top of the stairs.

I liked this giant ball, which played movies in a cool dark room.  Exhausted and still dehydrated from my race, I zoned out watching this ball and hoping that Paul was mostly supervising the boys.

It was quite the show.

Turns out Paul was giving the boys some flying lessons.

We're in trouble now...

And speaking of trouble...how did he get that beach ball down?!?

Paul said that I need to start running the Danville half marathon every year, just so the boys can enjoy the museum.  I figure I'm game - it was a great race and a fun day!

36 comments:

andy said...

Looks like fun ! We have a great science center here in greensboro nc . The boys love it , Have a great day

reanaclaire said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Lisa... cute boys you have there...

Jill said...

What a great place to visit! Your boy is just too smart to have figured out how to get that beach ball down!

TexWisGirl said...

nice way to share the experience with the family. :)

camp and cottage living said...

So nice your DH accompanies you with the boys when you run!
I love an interactive museum too. My g'daughter's birthday is being held at the local science museum Saturday. I know it will be fun.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel would've loved to go with you.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Congratulations on your run, Lisa -- looks like the boys had a fabulous time too! :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I'm impressed you had the energy to go after your run. Very sweet pictures! My kids love places like that--I'm surprised it wasn't more crowded.

Ginny said...

Such cute AND interesting pictures! Did he REALLY get the beach ball down? I'm in love with the floating movie, I would have been right there with you!

Ginny said...

I just read your comment on my blog. I am such a Natalie Wood fan that I even read her sister Lana's book many years ago. I saw many of her movies, and watched some more than once. You are very young to be a fan! The drowning saddened and fascinated me. I have been having a running e-mail conversation with Sandra about the new investigation, we both think she was killed, either on purpose or not. Let me know if you hear any news!

Chatty Crone said...

I think that is a win win situation. sandie

Amish Stories said...

I love a place where you can learn something and have fun at the same time. I hope your thanksgiving was a good one. Richard

a mommy's lifestyle said...

I love taking my son to things like this. Looks like the boys had a lot of fun!!

Michelle My Bell said...

That looked like fun! Glad you had a great race- best feeling. Our munchkins enjoy the hands on museum, "MOSI" here in Tampa. And what a bonus for the family to have something fun to do while you run :)

Valerie said...

It looks like your boys loved this as much as Amy loved the Seattle Science Center when she was younger:) She left the beach ball alone, though. ;) (Just kidding!)

Hope you are doing great:)

My Journey With Candida said...

I used to love going to the science centers.... Haven't been in years.

How fun for the boys.

Farmchick said...

Glad to see that he finally got the beach ball :)

Tiggeriffic said...

We used to have a Science Center and then the flood came and there it went. I used to take my grandchildren there and they had such a great time.
Looks like all your boys had a great time~!
Have a blessed Tiggeriffic Day~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Another marathon for you! What wonderful energy and drive you have!
love
tweedles

Linda O'Connell said...

Lisa,
This looks like a fun place to visit. If you are evr in St. Louis, you should visit the City Museum. Hooray for you, running a marathon. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will sign on to follow you, please dot he same. Thanks.

Rebecca Bany said...

That place looks fun! Hope you did well in your half marathon!
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Samantha said...

Looks like a great place for the boys!

Lana at www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

We used to always take our kids to the children's museums and I know that we adults enjoyed them far more than the kids!! Here we go my child...let me HELP you play with that!!! And then we end up standing there mesmerized as the kid is tugging at our shirt ready to go to the next display, but my child...we're not finished playing with THIS ONE yet!! :-)

Lana

Marina said...

It looks like so much fun :)

Andrew said...

A beautiful post to read and view..

Michael Manning said...

The Flight Simulator looks like it was a big hit! Fun!! :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Looks awesome! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sagittarian said...

That's a great idea from Paul!:) And I know it would be more fun with your kid too Liza:)Not just fun, I can see it would be safe for your children playing or looking around inside the place.:)

Chris said...

Haha! If anyone was going to get that ball down it was your boys Lisa.

Well done on the marathon :-)

Munir said...

I am glad that you guys had so much fun. Science Museums are fun for all ages.

blueviolet said...

What a wonderful place! It looks like so much fun!

PS. Your comment about my being busy...the gift guide about killed me, believe me. Never again! It's over, so even though I have other giveaways to do still, the worst is done. Woohoo!

laughwithusblog said...

Looks like fun! I love how supportive your husband is!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This looks like so much fun! They look like they are really having a great time.

Debbie said...

fun for everyone!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Neat place!

Kim said...

This place looks so great - my kids would love it! And I'm totally impressed with your running!