On Wednesday we visited the Liberty Science Center, home of dino digs, bubble walls, a menagerie of odd creatures from naked mole rats to Goliath birdeater tarantulas, a playground suspended in air, and the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, so big that two different kids asked, “Are we inside the earth?”
Our cub reporters are here to give us the inside scoop:
Dino Dig by Zain
I was racing down the hallway to Dino Dig--the best part of my day. At first I was digging at a random spot until I found eggs. Then I saw my friends working on the mother lizard. It was huge. I then raced to them and started to brush off sand. I finished in time to see Miles and Jackson digging a T.Rex. I went over to help but Jackson didn’t let me help so I went to a Triceratops skull and started to dig.
Wildlife Adventure by Miles
In the Liberty Science Museum there were a lot of exhibits but my favorite was the wildlife station. It was like a world course of different types of animals so you had to go through the squirrel and you had to balance on a log. Another is the flamingo. You had to go through tall grass. Another is the spider. You had to balance on a rope shaped like a spider web. And another is a frog. You had to hop to the end of the wildlife station. I liked it because it had to do with animals.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet by Jackson
Today we went to the Liberty Science Center. It was epic! And I’m going to tell you about the 3D Ocean movie. It was my favorite if you’re asking for my opinion because I saw two turtles in the movie! And guess what?! Turtles are my favorite animal!!! It was also really interesting because we watched a tuskfish. It uses tools to get its food first by using its teeth to dig. Once he finds a clam he grabs it with his teeth then brings it to his “kitchen” (bowl-shaped coral). Then he smashes the clam on a bump which cracks it open! Finally he eats it. Oh and did I mention that they live in coral reefs? Next it talks about the arctic ocean...I think. And it tells you that temperatures are rising really fast so animals are having a hard time surviving because of the melted ice, like walruses because they don’t have that much shelter. Imagine you were a walrus with no shelter...yikes!