If you thought the Carrizo Plain super bloom was spectacular from the ground, take a look at it from the air in this drone video above the vast fields of yellow blooms.
With our Mission to Mars exhibit in the works, here are 10 facts about space to get you excited and ready to adventure!
Facts about space
1) One million Earths could fit inside the sun – and the sun is considered an average-size star.
2) For years it was believed that Earth was the only planet in our solar system with liquid water. More recently, NASA revealed its strongest evidence yet that there is intermittent running water on Mars, too!
3) Comets are leftovers from the creation of our solar system about 4.5 billion years ago – they consist of sand, ice and carbon dioxide.
4) You wouldn’t be able to walk on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because they have no solid surface!
5) If you could fly a plane to Pluto, the trip would take more than 800 years!
6) Space junk is any human-made object orbiting Earth that no longer serves a useful purpose. Scientists estimate there are about 500,000 pieces of space junk today, including fragments from rockets and satellites, and everyday items like spanners dropped during construction of the International Space Station!
7) An asteroid about the size of a car enters Earth’s atmosphere roughly once a year – but it burns up before it reaches us. Phew!
8) The highest mountain known to man is on an asteroid called Vesta. Measuring a whopping 22km in height, it is three times as tall as Mount Everest!
9) There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. That’s at least a billion trillion!
10) The sunset on Mars appears blue.
Make a cute and cozy necklace using this tutorial below! You will need:
Look what one of our amazing guests made with the Keva planks…a pirate ship!
We MUST thank our inspiration for February’s “kindness” programs. Six year old Jack is a student at Children’s House Montessori School in Atascadero. He created and distributes Kindness Cards to spread the magic of kindness in our community and around the world. To learn more about Jack’s project or request cards, visit: http://www.jackskindnessproject.com/. Way to go, Jack!
The Children’s Museum was proud to host Lorena’s Party! Three year old Lorena was born with hydrocephalus and has endured many surgeries. She was selected for a special party in her honor and presented by A Wish Your heart Makes.
Introducing The Thinkery – a children's museum-based preschool enrichment program.Read More
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Five-year-old Claire Koch was born to two deaf parents, and American Sign Language was her first language. So while 60 of her peers used generic hand motions, Claire chose to use ASL, much to her parents’ surprise.
Step into the new Hurricane Booth and for $2 you can safely experience what it’s like to be in a Category 1 hurricane. Winds up to 80 mph in the booth will thrill those who dare to enter, while those who stay outside can learn about how hurricane intensity is measured and how destructive these storms can be.Read More