Adventuring: Lawrence Hall of Science

Not much making has been going on in this house over the last week. With school out, two more weeks work-free for me, and camps yet to start, we’ve been in full-blown adventure mode. Over the last week we’ve been to The Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, Coyote Point & CuriOdyssey, Japantown SF, The Bone Room and countless trips to the local pool.

Lawrence Hall of Science
Jack and I snuck up to the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley hills for what was planned to be a quick visit. Some friends had added us on to their membership so we thought we’d cram in a quick session and check it out. I guess I had always assumed it was for older kids though I am not sure why. Many people have told me it’s awesome. People with kids the same age as mine. Yet it somehow didn’t sink in until we were actually there enjoying the exhibits, unable to peel ourselves away. And, when we finally did peel away, it was only because we knew we’d be back with the rest of the family in tow. After all, we had only scratched the surface. There were still lego stop-animation movies to make, animals to hold, Planetarium shows to attend, things to build. Thumbs up for this place, we’ll be hanging out here often.

Oh, and since it’s affiliated with UC Berkeley there are tons of eager Engineering students around to help the kids. Another tip: The cafeteria has $5 kids meals and amazing views of SF and Oakland.

Helix Climb

Helix Climb

We spent lots of time building, testing, rebuilding our ball runs. I want this in my house!

We spent lots of time building, testing, rebuilding our ball runs. I want this in my house!

Balls + Ramps = Fun

Balls + Ramps = Fun

Views of SF, Oakland, and  basically the entire Bay.

Views of SF, Oakland, and basically the entire Bay.

Lawrence Hall of Science: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org

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