My boys at the museum entrance. You can see Jingles joined in on the fun.
This sign was made out of Legos.
Ben loved playing here and making the musical sounds.
The museum is divided into small stations. Everything is educational. There is a helper at each station to show the kids what to do and how to do it. That sure makes it easy on the parents. At this particular station the kids learned about earthquakes and got to build a "house". Afterwards they pressed a button and the belt below it shook back and forth like an earthquake. The point was to see if their "house" was built strong enough to withstand an earthquake. Their house did not fall as you can see from the video below.
Learning how hot air balloons work and getting to see it go up into the air.
We all loved this bubble station!
They had a whole section devoted to coffee showing how it's grown, picked, cleaned, roasted, etc.
Here's Cruz "picking coffee beans". They are picked when they turn red and look like cherries.
He loves working puzzles. Here he chose to make a boat with the shapes.
Ben loading balls. He's a little cleaner so this was very fun for him.
Here's an overhead view of where the balls go. That clear container holds them until it gets full.
Here you can see the balls falling down on Cruz. How fun is that!
They loved pushing these carts around and "picking vegetables".
Here they are picking oranges from the tree.
There's a gas station to refill when necessary.
I think he mostly just liked bossing his little brother, ha.
After that we headed back inside to the theater to see a live Christmas play put on by some of the workers. It was really cute and the boys sat still and watched it all. It was a fun way to end our visit there. There is a Pollo Campero restaurant attached to the museum so we stopped for lunch before heading back to the mission house for afternoon naps. It had been a super fun morning and I cannot wait for us to go back and do it again!