Cultural: Copernicus Science Center

Yes, we do have some excellent museums here!  And people go to them - regularly.   

A few years ago we got a hands on science museum - ish place -  Copernicus Science Center- you can even read about it in English if you like - like MOSI in Tampa (Museum of Science and Industry). We went when some of our kids were still at home - Lydia and Daniel, I think, but I hadn't been back since then.  

I ended up going again on Saturday afternoon with some friends from out of town.

It was very crowded when we were there - about 4 pm on Saturda In fact, they had quit selling tickets for that afternoon as they had enough people in the building already. This picture was taken on our way out  - about 7 pm-ish.

 This is a sort of clock - that as the day goes by, this ball hits those posts and knocks them over.

This is a sort of clock - that as the day goes by, this ball hits those posts and knocks them over.

It was somewhat difficult to get good pictures because it felt like displays were just plunked in the middle of a big huge room - with not much atmosphere and lots of just 'writing'.  

 
 
 We went to a planetarium show - looked at the constellations and saw a show reminiscent of an IMAX at various science museums around the USA.

We went to a planetarium show - looked at the constellations and saw a show reminiscent of an IMAX at various science museums around the USA.

 
 This was where you were supposed to build a structure over the ball, and then release the pressure inside the ball and see if your structure stays up.

This was where you were supposed to build a structure over the ball, and then release the pressure inside the ball and see if your structure stays up.

 The object here is to build a relief map. under a black light. It is white sand. Kids love sticking their hands in the sand - such simple stress relief!

The object here is to build a relief map. under a black light. It is white sand. Kids love sticking their hands in the sand - such simple stress relief!

I tried to see things that might be applicable to quilting. Alas..not too much.  

Here is a view that might be interesting to try to replicate - the illusion of depth:

This display was also useful in quilting. I've seen one of those quilts where as you walk around it, it appears to be different pictures. This is similar to that idea. This is the same picture but looks quite different, depending on where you are standing.

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And then because restroom signs around the world are interesting, I just had to take these for you to see!

After we left the museum, we spent some more time with our friends, and then left them in Warsaw while we came on home!

While you are here, feel free to check out the goodies my sis has for you!

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