Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beered Science

[You are so singing that song aren't you?]

By daylight, a Museum of Science and Industry with oodles of young minds wandering about being enlightened and entertained by the hands on science exhibits. [In an appropriate Zombie tone "braaaaaiiiiinnnnssssss"]
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" would be very proud.

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."(Albert Einstein Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995)

Parents are close by keeping a watchful eye on their young ones but they aren't participating much, "It's for the kids really" is what they say...during the daytime but...
on certain evenings as the sun wanes and the clock strikes 7...
another side of OMSI comes alive and
there are no children to be found.
[cue crickets "chirpppp" "chirppp" or something like that]

It's OMSI After Dark.

It happens once a month and it's an "adults only" evening at the museum. Why "adults only" you inquire?
Because, you can buy and drink a beer while wandering around looking at the various exhibits, playing with all of the hands on science stuff (the water rocket is my fave), and getting to participate in live demonstrations and experiments and... there are no children there hogging all of the fun for themselves ;)
Adults get to experience the fun and maybe even learn a thing or two rather than watching from the sidelines.

Yes, it's a secret that most adults will rarely admit to in the presence of others... Sometimes, adults just really want to play too and at OMSI After Dark they do :)

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."(Albert Einstein Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995)

Amanda at OMSI asked us at the Dessert Tray if we'd like to come and sample and maybe sell some of our treats. It was a resounding "YES!" So, on Aug. 25th, we went and did just that and had a blast to boot.

We also made a special treat for the staff which my two pastry chefs enjoyed creating.

First, you obviously need some text books to help you study.

Some nifty equipment always helps as well.

"Why, it's
Elemental my dear Watson" [hehehehehehehehehe]

And...of course, it w
ouldn't really be the study of science unless you have some specimens.
Ah, this one will do nicely.

Now, One must obviously have somewhere to put all of these things...Ah, a science lab table would be just the thing.

Then there's the process of putting everything in just the right place.
Here we go...

The finished results.
People had a hard time believing that this really was a cake.

Some of the happy cake recipients.

They didn't eat the cake right away of course, they made their own little display around it.
(I"ll try and add pictures of that later)


  1. I giggled that you inluded Arsenic as one of your elements! Great job guys! (Amy posting as her husband)

  2. That is so cute. I wonder if the science center in Seattle does something similar in the summertime. I'd go when I'm home.