It was a cylinder you stood inside with a dozen screens along the walls. In front of each screen were two sets of three cords, each cord a different color. When I walked in a screen was showing a pop-up about something in nature that was blue, and there was a blue cord in front of it, so I thought I had figured it out. But then the pop-ups started fading out, and I played to figure out how to bring them back (if there were instructions somewhere I never saw them). Strumming a colored cord would bring up a pop-up about that color. Even better if you strummed two cords in front of the same screen - say the red and the yellow - you'd get a pop-up about orange. Or all three, which in a few cases made brown, but at the screen with blue, red, and white got you lavender. The screens could show three pop-ups at a time, and then they'd fade out so you could bring up more, and every screen had a different combination of the colors in the three cords in front of it. It was instructive, and fun, and such a fabulous way to sneakily add teaching about color mixing to their exhibit. Science museums are the best.
- When I got home there was a package from a kickstarter I had supported with coloring books in it. So the day was very thematic.
- On the car radio today flipping stations I went past both "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Walk Like an Egyptian" and then had a small internal battle about which song I wanted hear. It's weird to think that those songs came out only two years apart because I so associate the first with my senior year of high school and the second with junior high.
- I have acquired postcards, now I just need to figure out what to write on them. Hrmmm....