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Microbes, Germs, & Rugrats

Posted Apr 01 2013 6:07am

Friday was Joshua and Sophie’s first official day of Spring break and we finally got to go see the Microbes exhibit at the Boonshoft! Woohooo! The microbes that made us sick and kept us away from Microbes have finally vanquished.

We had a BLAST! This exhibit was my favorite one yet, and we’re definitely going back again before it leaves in a month. There were so many different attractions within one exhibit, we honestly could have spent our entire trip to the museum just within the world of Microbes.

Joshua blasted away microbes in a video game, we saw some amazing 3-D models of microbes in a super-fun black light room, the kiddos examined microbes (good and  bad!) through a microscope, and we learned about all the different places microbes (again, good and bad) live and have the potential to live in our kitchen.

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Every part of this exhibit was extremely interactive, but none more so than the “Disease Detectives” scenarios. Each scenario had a patient and we got to take their vitals, explore their symptoms and background, and use diagnostic tools to figure out what microbe caused their sickness and how they were infected. Then, at the end we took a quiz to test our knowledge. It was super-fun! Sophie got REALLY hands-on with shoving the giant q-tip up the giant nose. We couldn’t quite convince ourselves to get that hands-on with the faux stool sample, though. It was rather life-like!

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We loved the Microbes exhibit at the Boonshoft and we’re definitely going back to see it again before it ends May 5th! If you’re looking for a fun and educational day out with the kiddos, you should head over there too. You won’t regret it.

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