Back to Vancouver and more museums.
14.08.2019 - 28.08.2019 70 °F
We’d hoped to get an early start to the day, as we wanted to get to the mainland early. But with 4 kids and an RV to pack up, early is subjective.
We just missed one ferry so we parked the truck and RV in the proper lane then took kids to run at a playground close by. Kids ran around pretending that the ground was an ocean. Zoey rode her sea horse while the others were fish or fishing.
Once onboard the ferry, kids went to hear a naturalist program while Dale and I drank Cappuccinos. We ran into an off-duty ship captain who gave us lots of info as well, on where to spot seals and other wildlife. We didn’t spot much so the kids made themselves happy with ice cream.
Once on the mainland, we let kids swim in the indoor pool and play at the playground.
We had 2 museums that we thought would be great for kids, one a hands-on science museum and the other a space museum. We decided to go to the science museum first. https://scienceworld.ca/
The science museum is a 2 story complex with every kind of puzzle or experiment a person can think of. There are also exhibits of bugs; cockroaches and pregnant cockroaches, stick insects, and so on, that kids think are great to see.
It is a great place because kids can be let loose and find the things that interest them. We sat and drank coffee while kids would run past us from one experiment to another. Once in awhile, we’d catch up with one or 2 but usually, it was kids just going back and forth.
Downstairs in the center, there are demonstrations that go on every so often. Zaya helped a chicken to fly while Fynn put a marshmallow in a vacuum chamber to show what would happen. There were demonstrations with raw eggs balanced, bubbles, balloons and so forth.
There is also a great playground next door to the museum. Kids went on the zip line over and over. We were all exhausted by the end of the day.