Tuesday, August 09, 2016

OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

We purchased a zoo membership which included membership in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means we can go to many zoos and aquariums for free or 50% off. We headed for the Oregon Zoo. It turns out the 2nd Tuesday of the month is $4 day at the zoo and all the lots were full, the crowds were crazy. 

We opted for plan B. We also have a membership from the Seattle Air Museum which gives us reciprocal membership to centers belonging to the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Both are great money savers for Fulltime RV/Traveling families.   We've made our money back, we've not  used either as much as we'd like as we've been fairly stationary. Today, we headed to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, OR.  We highly recommend a visit to OMSI.  Entrance was free for our family of 5, we did have to pay $5 for parking. 

These were surprisingly hard to do. LOL 

We enjoyed the space exhibit. It even had a Destiny Lab/International Space Station Simulator. 

I never could see this one. You were supposed to "float." 

Wearing a space suit glove and moving items in different atmospheric conditions. 

We aren't great at balancing. LOL 

We enjoyed the Planetarium show - we paid for this. 

We counted this as our first day of school for the year. After OMSI, we stopped by Michael's alma matter - Western Seminary. Here he is at Johnson Chapel, 26 years later.

A few of us headed to the hot tub/pool. 

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