On Saturday, my family spent the day in Queens with my husband’s parents. To change things up (instead of just hanging around their house for the day and having dinner together), we invited them to the New York Hall of Science. It had been over twenty years since my husband and his family had been there. A lot had changed in the interim. It seemed like every area that we passed (except one!) was new.
(Initially, Sean wasn’t too excited about the trip!)
The Hall of Science really is a great hands-on place to visit. It was amazing to see/think about how science impacts practically every area of our lives. All of us enjoyed ourselves. Michael was like a little bee – flitting from one new thing to the next. Suffice it to say, at the end of three hours, all of the adults were exhausted (but in a good way!). I definitely recommend splitting the visit into two trips – we’ll be back because we weren’t able to cover everything. The highlights from our visit included the following:
-The Preschool Place
(Michael measuring items on a scale at the grocery store in The Preschool Place)
-The Sports Challenge
(Michael “surfing the waves”)
-The Bubble Area
(Michael trying to make a huge bubble)
The only thing that I didn’t especially like abut the Hall was its dining area. It had a huge seating area which was great but the food selection was just alright. The hot choices (pizza and chicken fingers) were pre-cooked and in a warmer. With all of that space, I expected to have a larger section and cooked-to-order options. That’s just a minor annoyance though. Overall, the Hall was excellent (bright, clean, friendly staff, HUGE elevators, etc.). Michael is already asking when we can visit again! If you’re visiting the Queens area, I highly recommend a visit.