Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Festivities At Cranbrook

As members at Cranbrooks' Science Museum, We took the kids to their Science of Halloween night.

The kids had a blast.

The staff were all in costume, including this very impressive Darth Vader:

First on the agenda was the liquid nitrogen demonstration:

He also demonstrated how it could take the bloom off a rose real fast:

He tapped the dipped rose with the mallet and it broke into itty bitty rose pieces.

One of the cool things you can do with liquid nitrogen is make ice cream! Really good and really fast ice cream:

Take cream, sugar, milk, vanilla and add some liquid nitrogen and stir - a very creamy and delectable treat we all had a chance to sample:

Now I want some liquid nitrogen....

Then we went on to the presentation on, well, the question of the possibility of surviving dinosaurs still roaming the Earth today:

During the presentation, the mad scientist had to deal with PETD (People for the Ethical Treatment of Dinosaurs) protesters:

Silly protesters, Dinosaurs taste like chicken!

It turns out some have indeed survived:

And he was hungry:

Yes, it was corny as heck, but the kids loved it and a lot of science about dinosaurs was related in the tale.
After that, the kids went and made marker robots out of cups, markers, an electric motor and some tape and voila they had robots that would make artwork automatically.

Then we toured the fossil exhibits, some of which were already dressed for Halloween.

They had a very impressive huge prehistoric turtle fossil on display -

To see how big it really is, let's get a few people in the picture:

How big is it? 17 feet wide at the flippers, 15 feet long and it weighed 4,500 pounds when alive. Most impressive.

After that, we went to the bat house to see the creatures of the night. It was dark so no pictures for you, but again a great time.

The kids had a fantastic time, and the Cranbrook Science museum is well worth a visit if you're in the area.


Murphy's Law said...

Did the girls sing their Barney song for the rest of the guests? Please tell me that they did.

Old NFO said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all! :-)

Aaron said...

ML: Yep, they thought about doing it right then, but it was too loud around there for them to sing it and be heard at the time.

Old NFO: Indeed it was.