Thursday, May 21, 2009

A trip to McMinnville

On Thursday, I pulled Ryley out of school and took him and Sarah to McMinnville, Oregon for an Astronomy class at the Evergreen Space Museum!!! Below are photos we took throughout the day.

Ryley and Sarah at the top of the Space ship on the playground outside the Space Museum.

Sarah and Ryley in the center of a giant compass in front of the IMAX theater.

Waiting for class to begin inside the space museum.

Sarah all in pink raising her hand during astronomy class. The gentleman speaking has been to space and has an amazing amount of knowledge to share!

This was during Sarah's astronomy class. They had a science experiment and made a comet from dry ice, water, dirt, and diet Pepsi. Kids thought it looked like chicken and oatmeal.

Hanging out with the first ever astronauts.

Huge rocket!!

Our favorite exhibit in the museum was the Titan II exhibit

Ryley and Sarah in front of Titan II. It was amazing how huge it is. There is a stairwell that goes down 2 stories to the bottom of the rocket.

The actual instruments and control panels that were used when TitanII first went into space.

Underneath Titan II

Looking up from the base of Titan II

The chopper was called "The Sea King"...don't remember the story on what it is carrying.

After class was over we went to visit the tanks they had on display.

Photo from the back side of the Aviation Museum where the Spruce Goose is on display.

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