Saturday, October 11, 2014

STEM Day Downtown

The Science Museum, in conjunction with Virginia Tech, had a STEM day downtown. To be honest, I can't really get on board with the all science, all the time thing. Some people, and some girls, just aren't interested, and no camp, fair, or club will change that. That being said, Tim was working, it was raining, and a friend wanted to team up for a morning of technological exploration. I was in!

The rain meant all the fun was indoors and we started in the downtown Market Building. 

The people manning these booths were smart, there was candy everywhere. And if you weren't in to sweets, you could collect other fine swag, including chip clips, reusable grocery bags, and water bottles. All smiles in our group.

We were there just when things were getting started, so it was not too busy yet, thank goodness. We went to each and every display. 

All the kids were not enthused about the giant cockroach.

Except Ned, who was all about it. (And ewww, by the way.)

From there we went to the Science Museum proper where things were starting to get busy. But the kids were happy and had big fun, in spite of the dearth of candy.

We wrapped it up with a late lunch and got the hell out of Dodge before things got too busy. Thank you STEM, it was a great day.

1 comment:

  1. The world needs more girls/women into math/science/technology careers, so I am all for STEM!!! Sophie loves Governor's School!