Amongst the attractions of this city, one that we were looking forward to visit was the Exploratorium. It is kind of a science museum, filled with experiential activities. We set a day aside for it, and it was one of Pesto School’s field trips.
We first heard of the Exploratorium from the Adagio crew while we were still anchored in the Aquatic Park’s Cove. After that, we kept hearing about it from other folks, and the interest to visit only got higher.
All of the museum’s attractions are experiential – you play with them. There are no monitors telling you what to do. It’s all learning. It is in fact a great place to support our homeschooling.
One of the attractions, for instance, made it very intuitive to explain Potential and Kinetic energy to the kids. On another, we held our hands to form a “family conductor” to lit a lightbulb, by having electrical current flowing through our bodies. At the Living Things session, Paulo was able to see actual cells on the microscope – it was super timely, as he was learning about cells the previous week.
All in all, each one of us enjoyed and had fun at the Exploratorium!