A day in Seattle at the Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science Center periodically holds a Spotlight on Scientists where visiting scientists come in for 3 hour stints hosting hands-on exhibits for families to learn more about their work. It is WHY I renewed our membership today. We got to spend 2.5 hours with 5 scientists who work on vaccines, designing drugs that don’t hurt ear cell hairs, an anthropologist and a veterinarian who is now working on viruses which jump between species. It is always good to show kids that grown-ups can find work that is meaningful and which they’re passionate about, and pays for the home and food! Just takes some determination and focus to get there.
We had fun looking at other exhibits as well, and wrapped up with an IMAX documentary on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Wow – that was impressive in the sheer effort, number of lives lost blasting tunnels and building fragile-looking bridges to span huge lengths of track. Unreal. Many of the workers were Chinese. Really makes you want to take a train trip through the Canadian Rockies to honor them.