Headlines for Wednesday:
|A||X||@1230-1330 Star Wars exhibit at the Museum of Science|
|A||X||@1330-1500 Museum of Science|
|A||C||@1500-1700 Harvard Museum of Natural History|
|A||C||@1700-1900 Museum of Fine Art|
|A||C||Go to Walmart to buy supplies and lunch stuff|
1. Boston Science Museum: 18:13
The Boston Science Museum is, of course, far more advanced than the underfunded science center of my youth. This one had augmented reality displays, lightning shows, and liquid nitrogen demos. The Star Wars exhibit was fascinating, drawing plenty of connections between the fantasies of the screen and the realities of current technology. Scattered throughout the exhibit were hands-on engineering challenges: build a magnetic levitation train from LEGO(tm), plan a Tatooine base, experiment with robots' facial expressions... It was fun to see adults eyeing the interactive areas, probably also wishing that the kids would hurry up and put the pieces back already!
It was a lot of fun, and I wish that I had more energy today. I had to miss the MIT museum and a few other museums because of cramps, but that's okay. Maybe I can take the second circus. =)
2. 'tinerant Tuesday: 18:22
Boston is pretty, with plenty of trees and beautiful brick buildings lining narrow, winding roads. It is thus all too easy to get lost in, not because the streets are difficult to locate on a map (they're clearly labelled) but because wandering around without any particular aim is so pleasant. =)
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