“That wasn’t science. That was fun!”

While their teachers met downtown St. Paul for Education MN, our kids and their cousins spent the day across the street at the Science Museum of Minnesota, learning about tornadoes, deer vertebrae, wind speeds, how to create a mummy–and topped it off at the newly remodeled Cosetta’s!

The Science Museum is a great place to bring a group of kids of various ages–and with different interests. Everyone get a bit of what they’re craving, such as:

Making music on the musical steps (Caroline, Matt, cousin Allison)
Doin’ the news! (Cara, Justin, Matty)

Throughout the exhibits, it was obvious the kids were using things they’ve learned elsewhere (absolute location, air density, light speed, waves frequencies). Made me secretly smile to see them having so much fun (and learning, but don’t tip ’em off).

How to use a teleprompter 101
Checking out the bears in Ely via live cam.
Hanging out with some friends in the interactive area.
Swapping at the Trading Post. Cara brought various deer parts that Rev hauled out of the woods. A rock hound, she happily traded the whitetail vertebrae for some cool shells, fossils and of course rocks.
The real TiV from the Omnifilm, Tornado Alley, is on display. Everyone really loved the movie–it’s a great blend of science and adventure, even for those wary of storms.
How to make a mummy. We lost Allie at “First, remove the brains.”

Scientists get hungry

We made the short walk to Cosetta’s to see their newly renovated space and check out the results of their imported-from-Italy pastry maker. One word: Mmmmmmm.

Rooftop seating on historic West 7th.
Holy Canolli!


Sweetly decadent way to wrap up a sweet day full of fun (and learning).