Geeking out at the Science Museum

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Our original plan for our day off was to go hiking. But once again Mother Nature wasn’t on our side and Nagoya was filled with rain and black ominous clouds. So we decided to check out the Science Museum and Planetarium  instead. Nagoya’s Planetarium is actually the largest Planetarium in the world! And since I’ve never been to a Planetarium I thought it would be a good excuse to go. The only downside is that the shows are only in Japanese so you have to relay on the visuals and your imagination. Yes, that giant sphere is the Planetarium!

PLANETARIUM

 

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Nagoya’s Science Museum & Planetarium

 

We were surprised at how cheap the admission was! It was only 1300 yen ($12) for the two if us. Not bad for a 3 hour science lesson!

 

First stop: The Deep Freeze Lab. They had us put on very large full length fur lined coats before entering in to the lab. I’m not going to lie, it was kind of nice and refreshing to be in a room that was only -30 Celsius! Maybe for a couple minutes that is!

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Entering the Deep Freeze Lab

 

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-30 C = -22 F

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Not the most fashionable jacket!

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A real piece of ice from Antarctica!

Chemistry lesson: I thought this was pretty cool! The periodic table of elements with visuals!

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It’s cool now, because we’re not getting tested on it!

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Matches are made of Phosphorus?!

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The 500 yen coin is made of Thulium?!

Lesson # 3 : The Miracle of Life

Where do babies come from?!

Where babies come from!

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Yup…even got to watch the video…I think I’ll wait a few more years!

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Fluid Mechanics

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Simple Machines

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Mike controlling the airport

After leaving the museum, we walked through a little park. Which I enjoyed because for a moment I forgot I was stuck in the concrete jungle.

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Follow the yellow brick road

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Down the rabbit hole

 

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  1. How utterly fun. Science museums are always interesting. Toni and I are going next week to the Van Gough exhibit in Anchorage, Its with a  music montage, it is supposed to be a awesome experience. I saw the exhibit in Holland way back sometime but I look forward to see if the sunflower is getting wilted …Love Gerardus 

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