|So beautiful, so deadly: jellyfish.|
|Molly, Melanie, Marcia, Mary--from MSMC|
|Sweet lorikeet enjoying nectar.|
The aquarium included huge
|Yes, I think I'm Nat Geo!Pic by Marcia.|
It is always fun to see families with young children enjoying museums, aquariums and zoos. The critters we come to visit seem to enjoy the visits as well.
|That's it--to the right of the dancing porpoise.|
The four of us went to Bubba Gump's for lunch. No, we didn't fly down to Alabama--its the chain restaurant next to the aquarium, which is right by the beach, by the way.
|By the sea, by the sea...|
Molly was my roommate at the Mount, and I stayed a couple nights with her in Long Beach, like old times. We spent a day at the beach. And that's what being a California Girl means to me.
|Molly at the Science Center.|
|Flight sim like Wilbur and Orville.|
Lots of chances to study about the climate, flight, the environment.
|Poetry and science!|
|Art! STEM to STEAM|
STEAM! Art and poetry was displayed along with documentaries and hands-on activities.
|Fun guide for career choice.|
|Not quite in the tank with the fish.|
The Science Center included a fascinating aquarium, a tiny town to pretend careers, gift shop where you can buy an astronaut suit, and lunch, too, near a rose garden outside USC.
But the star of the show was the Endeavour. I always enjoy seeing airplanes, space craft, but to see a space shuttle is downright awesome, in the truest sense of the word. Being the generation that listened to Kennedy's Space Speech--and witnessed the beginning of the Space Program, I remain optimistic and enthralled with all the current activity. So much excitement!
|Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Museum, Los Angeles.|