When I was in elementary school we had yearly trips to the Museum, Zoo, Science Centre and a host of other places. They were always a lot of fun then and I still love going to them now. I’ve gone to the Museum a few times in the last couple years but its been years (over a decade maybe) since I’ve been to the Science Centre or Zoo. So this past weekend I convinced a few friends and we all went to go check out the Ontario Science Centre. I had coupons so that helped with the convincing haha 😛 BUT we didn’t end up using the coupons…..since we were able to score free passes! 😀
The science centre was such a trip down memory lane! I remembered a ton from when I was little! And there was a host of new things there too. Space, the planetarium, Electricity, Light, Mirrors, Magnets, the Mind, the Body, Sports, Earth, Water, Music, and a special exhibit on the Sultan of Science (a 1000 years of science from Muslim Scholars/countries) and an Imax movie on the Journey to Mecca, it was all really cool! The best thing about it all, is that a lot of the things are really interactive so you get to play and learn at the same time. And it can truly appeal to all ages and all people. Not just the Geeks 😛
I was there for about 8hrs and still didn’t get to do everything but here are some pics from the day.
The one section I couldn’t get into….next time I’m kidnapping a kid to get in!
I always wanted to do this when I was a kid and now I finally got my chance! 😀 Its basically like a hover car and you control the car via high pressure air valves that push the car.
Here’s Adil reading about how Pluto’s no longer a planet 😦
The reactive floor! You create splashes in the water as you walk across!
So we did this challenge event. There is a wooden box with a 2 foot long hollow tube extending from the front of it. Inside the box resting on 2″ of styrofoam is a baby rattle aka the bomb. From 2 feet away you must remove the rattle from the box (ie. diffuse the bomb) without making any noise. You have 15mins to fashion a device from any of the random junk you find in the room. Apparently this has never been accomplished before even by a group of UoT engineers. Until! Team Ahmed and Adil oh yeah! Just give us 4mins and we’ll save the world 😛 I should have taken more pics though, I only have this final pic after the fact.
Vivian seeing how high she can jump
Vivian and I had a wheelchair race. I won! hehe 🙂
Despite their cheating!
Testing my balance
Adil putting all his energy into testing his karate chop! Becareful ppl, I’ve now learned I can karate chop at 77km/hr! Hiya!
Vivian doing the wall rock climb
Just posing…..for the fun of it haha
Ancient clock…I couldn’t figure out how to tell time with it….but it looked awesome
I do remember the science centre being a bit bigger though….
All in all a great time! Next stop the Zoo! InshaAllah later this summer 🙂