Monday, June 4, 2012
Trip to the New Museum
Some other labs aren't open to visitors, but instead scientists work in them and we get to observe their work "in real time". There is also a three-story multimedia area (inside the huge globe) where scientists present their research and talk about their projects and anyone can ask questions. We got to listen to a story about studying kinkachus (and they do look as cute as they sound!)
And on the third floor there are some giant viruses (ok, not real) and a lab where they let you play FoldIt and a microbiology lab. And on the second floor (I almost forgot to mention) there's this Science Panorama that shows live satellite images from NASA and NOAA satellites (and you get to choose what you want to see). Plus lots and lots more as things are constantly being added and fine-tuned. I can't wait to go back!