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Pardon my mad dash to post as many pix as I can before the year is out, but clearly I’ve lagged on doing anything blog oriented this holiday season! And I have a camera full of memories to share. We went to another Red Chair show at the Skirball Center – this time we saw Doktor Kaboom and his hilarious and informative experiments on getting Santa down a chimney, how to make reindeer fly. Unfortunately much of Dr Kaboom’s equipment didn’t arrive during his travels, but he did manage to throw together a hovercraft made from a shower curtain and leaf blower that carried a little girl across the stage! We got to go back stage and meet him in person, and other fans wished him a happy birthday.

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Now that we are back to the snowy grind of NYC, we find ourselves trying to find things to do indoors again. The New York Hall of Science has an Eco House exhibit out in their parking lot that supplied lots of info on how to save energy in your home. And a Summer Camp Fair in the lower level was already getting us excited for warmer weather. Of course Zoe cannot resist a face painting (or wearing her princess dress out for a museum day) and Ezra LOVES building with dowels. The boy will make you a bridge if you ask him to…

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Before heading up to Rochester (for grandma/grandpa camp) it was SO hot outside that we had to find indoor things-to-do in the city. We were a little burned out on museums one weekend and decided to hit the Sony Wonder Lab on Madison Avenue instead. It’s totally free of charge and kids get to interact with everything from their own customized robots to bubbles on the floor that follow them around while dancing! AND it all comes with air conditioning. Ahhhhhhhh.

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Catch some wall lights?

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More photos of all the building/engineering outdoors, invented race cars and dinosaurs (from Field Station Dinosaurs, NJ) that we found at the World Science Festival ..
It looks like the girls from Sweet Fine Day were there too! Check out their post here.
Have a great weekend!

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rrrrrrroar! remember me from last year?

rrrrrrroar! remember me from last year?

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Zoe and her friend Mia catch up to Sid the Science Kid

Zoe and her friend Mia catch up to Sid the Science Kid

Look mom! I'm coloring within the lines!

Look mom! I’m coloring within the lines!

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Can you believe it’s already been a full year since we’ve last done this? I can’t.
Again it was a scorching hot day but SO worth braving the heat for checking out how to make ‘movie snow’ (in varying colors) and making another round of perfume at the scent lab. (Zoe named her cologne ‘Sprinkles’ and Ezra’s is titled ‘Spicy Love’.)

There were lots of TV science characters abound and Kareem Abdul Jabbar even spoke about the importance of utilizing one’s mind for good. He’s put out a new book about ‘The Lost History of African-American Inventors‘. When asked he replied that he loves writing as much – if not more than basketball. Go Kareem!

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various stages put on science shows for kids in Washington Square Park

various stages put on science shows for kids in Washington Square Park

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the finished products - move over J Lo! New scents in town

the finished products – move over J Lo! New scents in town

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Zoe loves the 'butterfly princess'

Zoe loves the ‘butterfly princess’

and I'd love to recreate this as a Halloween costume!

and I’d love to recreate this as a Halloween costume!

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We love Flushing Meadow Park – a park that may be on the verge of shrinking due to some controversial plans for tennis expansion.

It’s a quiet old place with the remnants of the World’s Fair looming just beyond where the more utilized US Open area is. The kids love to scoot around the globe. The Queens Museum of Art is nearby so we can duck in to warm our toes and check out the panorama of the city, and the vintage World’s Fair paraphernalia.

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And for the extended times we spent indoors this weekend – thawing toes – we had a few dolly tea parties and did this very cool trick with milk, dish soap and food coloring!

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