Sunday, July 26, 2009

Family Fun Day!

Yesterday we decided to get out of town and spend the day together as a family. This is a place we have been wanting to visit for a while now. It is so worth it! Go, especially if you have a science/space maniac in your family like we do!Check out the pictures and see if you can figure out who our "spaceperson" is!

in Oakland, CA (right near here)

With the admission price you get to watch two specialized movies! The planetarium is so cool. You lay back in a comfy chair and watch the movie like that! There is also an IMAX theater there too.

There are fun exhibits for the kids and adults. Here is D in a space craft...dreams do come true!

One of the hands-on exhibits was making a LEGO space cruiser that is solar powered. He spent at least 20 minutes here!

Have you ever seen such happiness?

One of the three major telescopes that operate at is FREE to go in and look through the telescopes at night! They also do activities where you can bring your sleeping bags and watch a movie under the stars, have food and look through the telescopes...soooo fun!

Yes, the tween girl was there too! And she actually liked it! Here she is looking through a filtered lense at the SUN! We actually could see the flares spouting off the sun! Amazing!

D trying to work as an astronaut! He took this exhibit very, very seriously!

So, when you are in Oakland and you want to eat...where do you go?

Fenton's Creamery!
My favorite restaurant in the world...and this is why!

A day cannot get any better than this!


♠Emmy Here♠ said...

i wanna pick those ice creams up and eat them! (mostly because i am still hungry from breakfast XD) but anyways, i had fun looking through the telescope and that one place where the "fog" was. but febtons was my fav part where up was!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rocky road and cookie dough please! :D

Carissa said...

B. would have loved that museum. Her favorite place to go here is the Museum of Nature and Science. The ice cream makes me hungry

..Kris Naven.. said...

Wow! I didn't even know that we had something like this so close by! How much fun! D looks like he is in Heaven, and I know you told me how much he LOVES doing that kind of stuff! So cute! What a great experience for him and the family! We will have to go check it out sometime, and also Fenton's! Yum! Have fun this week, and I hope to see you soon! :) Love you!

Tammy said...

Looks like you guys had fun!!! Fenton's...oh Fenton's!!! I miss THAT place!!!

Jennefer said...

That looks great! I've been wanting to go there for so long! I've lived so close all my life and have never made it. Fun family day!

Anonymous said...

The first tie Tracy ever came to visit we went up there and looked through the telescopes at night. It was fun! The second pic in the space ship makes me clausterphobic!


Hatch Family said...

i think we are going to have to visit the science center...for anson and our kids. looks fun.