High Desert Museum Again!

We’ve been doing some traveling again and we got to spend a very enjoyable afternoon at the High Desert Museum again. (See my post about our previous visit to see several pictures from the museum.) We discovered two sections that we weren’t able to visit before because they were closed off. One was on science and one was on Indians in the Pacific Northwest. We only had two problems this time: we forgot the camera in the car and we didn’t have enough time to look at things as long as we wanted.

The science room was really great. They had all different microscopes set up with prepared slides to look at. The kids were very intrigued with this. But the thing that they were the most intrigued with was the ferrofluid display. I was amazed too. I’d never even heard about it before. Now JD Boy and I are doing some research to learn about this stuff. You should too! It’s really amazing. It is magnetic liquid. It was invented by NASA for space travel, but is used in all kinds of things from X-Rays to DVD players.

The other area that we hadn’t been able to visit before was the Native American section. We saw the most amazing bead work, you can believe. I wished I could buy some of their baskets and bags. They were so pretty, but they weren’t for sale. That’s where we really wished we could have spent more time. I guess, we’ll have to go back some time. Maybe, we will. We seem to be able to visit Bend, Oregon once or twice a year, due to my husband’s work.

We also enjoyed the wildlife exhibits again! This time we especially enjoyed learning about porcupines and meeting and watching two of them. We were able to visit with the keeper about them, so learned all kinds of things. Did you know that their gestation is 7 months? Poor little things, whenever I’m pregnant, I’m ready to be done by 7 months! Hah! And the female that was there was 12 lbs. and gave birth to a 1+ lb baby. Kudos to her! That means even though I’m not a very large person, I should be birthing nearly 10 pound babies. No thanks!

Well since, we didn’t get any pictures of the neat things that we saw, here is a picture of my kiddoes proudly showing off their High Desert Museum t-shirts.

High Desert Museum T-shirts

4 thoughts on “High Desert Museum Again!

  • October 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm
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    I like those shirts. My favorite part of the picture is the t-shirt models.

  • October 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm
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    We went there three years ago on a whim while we were on an Oregon trip. Wow! We had a fabulous time and I would love to go back.

    I loved the way it was sort of artsy, sort of historical, sort of science, and when we were there they had a whole exhibit showing the history of the forestry service and my husband loved that.

    Great place! Thanks for the memory.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  • October 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm
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    Sounds like a really cool place! 7 months to be pregnant for a small animal is amazing, poor thing.

    The picture shows how much fun they had.

    Becca

    Time Well Spent

  • October 26, 2009 at 12:48 am
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    Very neat that your husband gets that perk and that you all arrange to travel with him. Love that place.

    Cathy

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