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OMSI amphibian exhibit

September 11, 2009

Took Bennie to see the annual OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) amphibian exhibit. If you aren’t familiar with OMSI, its a gigantic indoor space with hands-on science activities for all ages. There is even a special area “science playground” just for wee ones (birth to preschool). We have a year membership, which has been so worthwhile, especially during the rainy months.

The amphibian exhibit was great, though there were long lines to get in. (Which you can bypass if you have a membership.) One whole room was dedicated to the exhibit, showing lizards, turtles, snakes, etc.  There was a separate small room dedicated to the hands-on portion of the show, where kids could go squeeze purell onto their hands, as long as they touched the animals in between. Or is it the other way around? Well, my kid didn’t think so. Regardless, she definitely enjoyed the hand-sanitizer, but she also enjoyed seeing and touching all the interesting creatures, and definitely learned a lot. Many of the volunteers handling the animals were gradeschool aged kids, which was undoubtedly a cool experience for them.

Afterwards we wandered through the rest of OMSI. Well, a small part of it, really. But that was enough for a 2 1/2 year old, played outside a bit (its located on the willamette river and eastbank esplanade. Lots of boats, bridges, runners, etc. to look at) and headed home. A fun day all around –

One Comment leave one →
  1. Nila permalink
    September 22, 2009 4:54 am

    So, so serious about the purell! 🙂

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