Throughout the years, my boys have always loved going to the Arizona Science Center. There are 3 stories of hands-on science exhibits that kids and adults alike can play and marvel at! There is so much to see and do when we are there! Among their regular exhibits, they host a traveling exhibit than seems to change a few times a year. It’s a small extra entrance fee but well worth seeing the wonderful and amazing exhibits that are brought in!
We have enjoyed everything from the Sesame Street Presents the Body to Titanic (complete with artifacts!) When I saw the exhibit this summer was “Get Animated!” I just had to take my boys! Boo would absolutely love this I knew! When I told my oldest son , David-who was home for the summer from college, he couldn’t wait to go! David graduates from Cornell in May and is applying to art schools after graduation. His dream is to do storyboarding for Disney, Pixar, etc… So he was super excited to go see this traveling exhibit!!!
We all enjoyed this exhibit so much! The boys loved seeing the history of animation over the years and learning the process of how an animation is developed. I adored all the “old school” cartoons and animations they had on display. I especially got a kick out of the Saturday Morning Cartoon area! Showing my age, but unlike kiddos today, my generation got cartoons on Saturday mornings! They had an awesome replica living room set up that looked exactly like I had time warped there from the early 80’s. I got a real kick out of seeing Boo sitting there watching a little TV like I would have done as a kiddo! There was so much to see and do and of course… tons of photo ops! We learned so much about the animation process and everything from hand-drawn cells to stop-motion to CGI.
Boo was so excited to take a quick pic with the gang from Scooby Doo and we were all laughing and smiling when we found Gumby!!
David enjoyed helping his little brother learn how to draw one of our cartoon faves–Bugs Bunny! We had such a wonderful and fun afternoon and it was so nice to spend the day with both of my boys!
I’d love to hear from my readers– What is your favorite museum and why? Or, if you could travel to any museum in the world, where would it be and why? If you live in the Phoenix area– be sure to go explore the Arizona Science Center with your families and be on the look out for their next awesome exhibit– Pompeii-The Exhibition arrives November 18- May 28!!!