One of our first trips out on the town when we moved here to San Antonio was to the Witte museum. We joined up with some homeschooling friends for a great time. One of the most fun stops was the Body Adventure exhibit. There were a lot of really cool demonstrations to explore what our bodies can do and how they work. There were lots of friendly and really knowledgeable staff to guide the kids through and teach them about the body as well. During one presentation on the different systems of the body the little girls got a little bored and had more fun trying things the hands on way. The big kids were totally soaking it up though!
Parker and Andrew got to try out their climbing skills on this wall. Andrew made it all the way to the top!
This sky bike was to demonstrate balance.
Another exhibit the kids really enjoyed was this room showing gowns from the Fiesta parade here that honors the battle of the Alamo. Thoughtfully set up in the middle of the room was a whole cabinet full of dress up clothes for the kids to wear as they walked through to view the elaborate gowns and headdresses.
And while GROSSly underrepresented in pictures, the favorite of the day with the kids was the GROSSOLOGY exhibit, examining all of the gross things our bodies do. Like sneeze and burp and fart. Here I'd spent the morning giving the kids the usual lecture on manners before heading out the door and the first thing we did was play in this exhibit; it all went right out the window! They sure had fun though. They got to do things like shoot boogers into a giant nose that would sneeze them all back out when it was full. The little girls spent most of their time crawling through a giant GI tract. They'd climb up the stairs to go through the mouth, slide down into the stomach, crawl through the intestines and come out and land on a little poop shaped pillow. While it was all really silly and funny, the kids actually learned a lot. I think my favorite part was this giant sized operation table. Cool, no? Anyway, Sorry for the lack of pictures here as this exhibit was the most crowded and I had my hands full, but the memories were certainly made. Andrew especially still likes to tell anyone who will listen all about GROSSOLOGY!!
We also got to see other exhibits exploring plants and wildlife native to Texas and specifically to our area. We even saw a bit about dinosaurs and mummies too! We had a great time and the Witte is definitely a place I would visit again.