It’s a resolution of mine to do something special each of my three children individually ever so often.
Science World in Vancouver, like most other iterations of science worlds around North America, is a place where kids can learn about science and be entertained. Which purpose is more important is, of course, being entertained. Still, there’s a lot to learn.
It was a great day, and I took a few pix …
The building itself is great, sort of a geodesic dome on a pier over the water of False Creek near downtown Vancouver. It’s a left-over from Expo 86.
Sunny day, sonny
If it’s a bright sunny day, and some dumbass dad is taking a picture of you, what’s a kid to do? In the background is a sculptural machine that does little but fascinate bystanders – particularly kids – and move lot of ball lots of places …
The best part of Science World are the water toys
Apparently there’s a lot to learn about hydrodynamics, flow, the effects of currents, the motive power of compressed gases (such as air), etc., but as far as the kids are concerned … it’s a indoor water park. And naturally, you must gather as many balls as you can possibly wrangle.