Friday evening, we went to Pajama Jam 2014 at our local science center.
I got Biscuit dressed in some PJs he likes, then I went to find the only pair I would dare to wear in public. And of course, they were in the hamper. And I don't mean they were lying casually atop other clothes. I mean they were wadded up somewhere near the bottom, wrinkled beyond belief. And Jeff said if I wasn't wearing PJs, he wasn't, either.
The event included: glow-in-dark games and crafts, bedtime stories in front of the big aquarium, a laser show, stargazing in the dome, dance like an animal, snacks, a live band that plays pretty good kid music and more.
We planned out the events we wanted to go to, but it was tough getting around. That science center is a big ol'place, and there were lots of people there. It was hard just getting from one session to the next.
Here are some pictures:
|First stop was the nametag table. Biscuit was very |
particular about which beads he wanted and in
which order. And God bless them, those employees
just went along with whatever he wanted.
|Biscuit loves the weather room, especially these |
screens that show how lightning traces its targets.
|One auditorium was set up with glow-in-the-dark |
games, like bowling. It was pretty simple - water bottles
with sand in the bottom and glow sticks. That's it.
|In the Science Theater, the kids got to meet a chicken |
named Pauline and a rabbit named Dumbledore. Then they
learned how to do the Chicken Dance and the Bunny Hop.
|This is Dumbledore. He was very soft.|
|As we walked out into the aquarium area, I saw this sign |
at one of the exhibits. I pointed it out to Biscuit, and he
was convinced that the exhibit belongs to us.
"Mom, it says 'for Griffin's family,'" he said.
|Biscuit checks out his family's sign.|
|Biscuit tries out a submarine.|
|This penguin was sitting right next to the edge of |
the exhibit. I wish the plexi-glass had been cleaner.
When the birds would flap their wings,
water would splash up onto the glass.
|It was pretty cool to see the penguin's feathers close up.|
|I set Biscuit on the ledge so he could get a close look at the penguins.|
|This is a new addition to the aquarium. It has a |
weird name (and a weird face), but I can't remember it.
|These rays are in a large touch tank, but it was about 8:30 p.m., |
and I guess that's their bedtime. One ray was circling the tank,
and the rest were settled on the bottom, many covered in sand.
|Biscuit makes a friend at the aquarium.|