Given Salty’s fascination with space, I suggested we take the kids to the Einstein planetarium at the Air and Space museum. We made the mistake of trying to take the kids to an IMAX show at a museum when the boys were a year old. Ha! It was like an airplane ride, i.e. a seemingly endless battle to keep the kids from ruining the experience for every huffy head-turner in the place. But this time it was amazing!
The kids were able to sit through all 26 minutes of the film and only asked whether it was the end yet about three times. We all loved the immersive experience of the dome theater. It really does make you feel like you’re flying through space and about to fall out of your seat. Two thumbs up!
I was lucky enough to sit next to Salty who narrated the whole thing and not in his inside voice either. I didn’t even try to shush him because I was just so proud of how much my four year old knows about space.
Then we went to the planet exhibit together. There’s a big photo of a fiery orange orb over the entrance. As we were coming in, I said, “Look, that’s the sun!” “No. That’s Venus,” said Salty. And you know what? He was totally right. It was a shot of Venus taken by Magellan. This kid is kicking my trash.