Bay Discovery Museum Just Huge Playground/Classroom

Just across the bay from San Francisco lies a thousand acres of what was once a military installation, but now there’s so much more over there, things that are more critical to the everyday survival of people like me and everyone I know. Yes, I am of course talking about the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which is less of a museum and more of a ridiculously fancy playground that somehow manages to teach kids a bunch of things while we think we’re just playing. Continue reading Bay Discovery Museum Just Huge Playground/Classroom

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Knocked Me Off My Feet

I’ve traveled this grand continent of Northern America far (though not wide) and I’ve seen everything from wicked, steep mountains to tapers in heat, but I’ve never found a place capable of knocking me off my feet quite like the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. Call me one year old if you like, but I know gravity, and this place has it all wonky and then some. Continue reading Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Knocked Me Off My Feet

Discovery Museum a Wonderful Stop on Our Tour

When we hit the Bay Area Discovery Museum, we had modest expectations. After all, we’re hitting all the best attractions in town and some of these places charge crazy top dollar to let us in to see what they have, but this place charges less than expected while giving more than you’d expect, specifically, they sink your kids and put them on television… what on earth? Continue reading Discovery Museum a Wonderful Stop on Our Tour

Technology Museum Makes Innovation Almost Seem New

We skated in to The Tech Museum, located right in the heart of San Jose, late in the afternoon despite the fact that not one of us had any wheels on our feet. We’re techy folk for sure but we had no idea what this place had in store for us. With all their crazy, technological exhibits, honestly, the whole place made technology and innovation seem new to me; and I’ll be the first to tell you that I ain’t easily impressed. Continue reading Technology Museum Makes Innovation Almost Seem New