On Saturday, we went to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.
The first thing we saw was the Foucault's Pendulum. The guide said that there's a small motor that helps balance out the air currents in the building, but otherwise the pendulum knocks down the blocks because of the earth's rotation beneath it. We didn't see it knock down any blocks, but she said to check back when our visit was over to see how many had been knocked down while we were gone.
We discovered a lot of things about dinosaurs at the museum - like that V is the same length as an Apatosaurus femur.
These are the claws of an Eremotherium - aka Giant Ground Sloth. These sloths grew to 13 feet tall!
We discovered that V knows what an ammonite looks like (thanks, Dinosaur Train!)
V is dwarfed by the Protostega (giant sea turtle).
Touch this if you dare! Oh yeah, V dared all right.
When she read this, she touched it some more.
The "tiny" hand of the T-Rex.
R looking at the Loch Ness Monster. I've always been fascinated by the legend of Nessie. Seeing an Elasmosaurus skeleton up close was very cool.
Here V is digging for fossils.
And here this cute kidlet has discovered a dinosaur fossil!
In the "My Big Backyard" area of the museum, V found lots to play with. These are spinning magnets - spin one around and the others will spin.
And at the end of our visit, we found that the earth had rotated enough to knock down four blocks. Pretty cool.
V would've liked to stay forever, but they were closing for the evening. I see a family membership in our future.
(There are 23 photos total in my flickr set, if you're interested in more dinosaur bones!)