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Astronomy Days 2016 digital scrapbook page

Astronomy Days 2016

February 1, 2016 Sarah Coggins

The snow a week ago meant a shift in our weekend schedule to accommodate Dylan’s makeup school day (yep, Saturday school when you’re year round) plus a rescheduled baptism. We headed downtown yesterday afternoon to NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the final day of the annual Astronomy Days.

Astronomy Days 2016 digital scrapbook page

Supplies: Project Mouse No 2 papers & elements by Britt-ish Designs & Sahlin Studio (paper, date label); Thirty-one kit by Amber LaBau and Sara Gleason (patterned paper); Happy Hipster elements by Amy Wolff (stars); All Things New collab kit (stars).

We had a blast. 😉 The weather was perfect for enjoying the bottle rockets which, of course, Dylan wanted to do over and over and over again. Elise had fun watching and was mesmerized by it all even though she jumped slightly each time they were released.

We also learned about scorpions and hissing cockroaches (yeah, I kept my distance from those!); checked out some constellations; coded a small robot; looked at the sun through a telescope; posed with NASA’s Spacey Casey; and made a Mars Rover model. It was a very busy afternoon!

Have you been to Astronomy Days or a similar event in your area?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

3 Comments

  • Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama February 3, 2016 at 9:24 am
    ooooooh Saturday school? I would rather they took away a weekday holiday! I think hissing cockroaches are so cool, but I keep a little distance, too.
    • Sarah Coggins February 4, 2016 at 8:18 am
      It was only a half day - they were dismissed at noon. And, fortunately, at his age it didn't really faze him. I think he enjoyed seeing his friends. It's one of the trade offs for year round school. The way the schedule is set, there are no weekdays to take away from them. He has just a week and a half until he gets his next 3 week break. Hopefully any remaining snow comes then!
  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? February 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    I love science museums...they are my favorite! Making a note to see if we can hit one in Houston next week!!! I didn't even think about it. It looks like you all had a blast..now keep that snow away!
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