It seems that every time I sit down to write lately I either get bombarded by screaming kids, or I start falling asleep. πŸ™‚ With the joy and fun of the Christmas season comes the crazy business that seems to rob me of all time to sit and write about the things happening. πŸ™‚

On Monday we took the kids on a special outing to O.M.S.I – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The reason for this (taking the kids out of school and everything) was so we could see the Star Wars display before it left at the beginning of January. I made sure it was a very educational experience. πŸ˜‰

We are huge Star Wars fans and the chance to see models, props, costumes, etc. that they actually used in the movies was really cool. Not to mention all the really cool activities they worked in to teach you how they did different things, or how things apply to today’s world.

They taught about how magnatism is used to lift and propel trains.

Kids & Magnetism

They also taught about how air is used with hover crafts, and each of the kids got to go for a ride. Even Jacob. πŸ™‚

Jacob Hovercraft

At another station they got to explore and build robots.

And then there was all the fun we got to have looking at all the models, costumes, props, etc.

Rebel Alliance Starfighter

Paul & Jacob


I even managed to employ the use of the force quite well with my husband, though I have found him some what immune to Jedi mind tricks.

“You do not need to take pictures of me.”
“Give me the camera.”
“You do not need to take pictures of me,” this time with a subtle wave of my hand.
“Hand it over,”
“You do not need to take pictures of me.”
“Your Jedi mind tricks do not work with me.”

*humph* well at least I tried, heh. πŸ™‚

The only thing that I really wished that had been there were some of Padme’s wild costumes. There was just the normal one she wore on Taatooine in the first movie. All in all it was a ton of fun, and a really neat experience.

Oh, more photos can be found on my flickr account.


Filed under Dot, Em, Family, Jacob, Lizy, Photography

7 responses to “O.M.S.I.

  1. My husband would have loved this.

  2. The other day M came home from school telling me about this cool person she learned about named Luke Skywalker. Her friend wanted to play starwars at recess. I guess it is time to let her watch the movies heh.

  3. I saw flickr first and was hoping you’d post the story. That looks so cool!

  4. Oh man, if we lived nearby we would have gone too. Several times.

  5. We have family coming to town and one of the ideas for activities to do is this exhibit – Looks like lots of fun! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you had a good time!

  6. How fun … great pictures!

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