M is for Museum

I have said it before and I will say it again – a day at the museum is time well spent. My friend P & I made a special trip to the Peabody Essex Museum to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit. It was awesome. The exhibit featured her clothing, shoes, a few paintings and photographs of her by many photographers including her husband Alfred Stiegltiz. I will admit, I was familiar only with her very famous paintings. I learned lots about O’Keeffe and she was pretty remarkable!!

 

We made a loop around the rest of the museum (some parts were under construction, unfortunately) but still we had a great time. There was a special PLAY exhibit there which lead us into a room filled with pink balloons. Six adults at time enter a sea of pink balloons. Even as an adult I was filled with joy walking through hundreds if not thousands of these balloons. It certainly heightens ones senses. What a day.

A Day Well Spent

Visiting a museum is a day well spent in my life. Today we went to Boston Museum of Science. I enjoyed it immensely. As you scroll through the photos you can tell my favorite is the science of light (all too appropriate as I am a photographer.) I also enjoyed the planetarium. Constellations are fascinating and planets are too.

Regretfully, throughout school I disliked science. Today I fell in love with science. How wonderful!

Treasures Around the Corner

It always amazes me that I’ve lived in this tiny state my whole life and am still discovering treasures. I am embarrassed to say I never knew there was a natural history and planetarium here! It wasn’t until I started working at the library that I discovered this place. Many libraries have museum passes that can be checked out in order to save money on admission. I noticed this one (Roger Williams Park Natural History Museum & Planetarium) a while back, and have been meaning to go! Well I finally made my way with a friend this past week. WOW. This place is small, but well laid out and FULL of wonderful, priceless resources. This would be great for families. We learned SO much from biology, geography, astronomy and more. I am itching to get back to my library and read some books on all these topics!

I encourage you to wander around your local library. You will be amazed at what you’ll learn.  I may sound like a broken record, but take a break from the crazy world of hate and empower yourself by learning.