Saturday, November 14, 2015

Eyellusions at Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Step back in time...into a world of illusions at Sci-Tech Discovery Center and visit their new exhibit, Eyellusions!  This Victorian-themed magical fun was a delight for our whole family.

We were amazed by some of the activities like the galloping zoetrope and of course, the non-newtonian fluid (think Oobleck!).  We even got into a time machine!

This piece below was pretty cool.  There are several of these little platforms with funny colors on them and a silver pole going up through the middle.  I couldn't figure it out at first but then I saw the reflection in the pole!  Look how cool that is!

I think everyone's favorite was the visit to Alice in Wonderland's house.  Here's a picture of Stuart and Rachel checking it out.  Nothing too unusual, right?

But when they switched spots, suddenly Rachel grew as tall as Stuart!  This was so fun to play with!

This face/vase is a common illusion but the one at Sci-Tech is especially cool because it rotates and the faces really look like they are talking to each other.  You have to see it in person!

Rachel enjoyed playing with the fairies in the garden!

Nicholas turned Daddy into a doll!

Most everything at Sci-Tech is interactive which my kids just love!  We went back in time and Nicholas controlled a dinosaur.

And Rachel worked on a fossil dig site.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center is located at 8004 N. Dallas Parkway in Frisco.  They are open from 10:00 -4:00 Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 6:00 Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 Sunday, closed on Monday.  Admission prices are $8 general admission and teachers get a discounted price of $6.50.  For more information about Sci-Tech, please check out their website at or check out the Sci-Tech Discovery Facebook page.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015

We had a great Halloween!  Rachel was a Candy Corn, Nicholas was a Star Wars sith guy, and I was my usual witchy self.

We don't usually put out much in the way of decorations for Halloween but this year we happened to see some cute inflatables at Wal-Mart for $14 each so I let each of the kids pick one out.  Nicholas got the giant purple spider in the picture above.  Rachel loves cats so she picked the cat jumping out of a pumpkin.  They light up too so they look really cute at night.

We had fun walking around the neighborhood with our friends.  Stuart and I both go out with the kids because Nicholas and his friends are usually faster and want to go farther than Rachel and her friends do so Stuart stays with Nicholas and I stay with Rachel.

I was sad that Nicholas was considering not going out for trick or treating this year.  As exciting it is to see the incredible young man he is growing up to be, it still pulls at my heart strings a little to see him slowly leaving bits of his childhood behind as he grows up.  But I think after talking to his friends, who were all going trick or treating, he decided to wait until next year to stay home.  Watch out then because he plans to scare all the kids that come to our door!