Grandpa Ron and I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific to get a change of scenery for getting my steps in for today. The Pacific Islander Festival was going full swing. We had a great time! Watched a few hula performances as well as the sea otters, seadragons, jellies, crabs and penguins!
Tomorrow, Feb 5, 2012 at 10 AM, the Portland Children’s Museum‘s newest traveling exhibit, The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy, will be open to the public. Those of you who know me well also know that I’m big on education and languages. This exhibit captured my interest immediately! Do click on the link to explore the thought behind the new, more museum-traditional (hands-off) type of exhibit, along with concepts, questions and answers.
“Exploring education through multi-media galleries that speak to how young children imagine, invent and create, this exhibit expands the potential to support creative thinking and collaboration in our schools and communities.”
Viewing The Wonder of Learning exhibit is included in your Museum admission price as well as all membership levels. Guests who ONLY wish to view The Wonder of Learning exhibit may do so free of charge by checking in with Guest Services. Guests who wish to visit The Wonder of Learning exhibit AND the rest of the Museum must purchase admission.
The Portland Children’s Museum newsletter also mentioned that they have partnered with Red Tricycle Portland to feature local giveaways, news, and family fun! Red Tricycle Portland is a great resource for those of you in the Portland, Oregon, area for fun activities to do with your children or grandchildren! Red Tricycle provides Portland parents with five fresh picks a week for fun things to see, eat, and do with your kids in your neighborhood. On the website you can sign up for a free email newsletter.
At the Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville, CA, the last days (until the end of March) of the exhibit Empowering Our People, Artistic Expressions of Native American Children are fast approaching. The exhibit showcases the colorful artwork of Native American Children ages 5-18 from the American Education Program of the Sacramento City Unified School District.
Show Dates: September 20, 2010 – March 31, 2011.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 772-6161 [Fax]
Tuesday – Saturday:
9 am – 4 pm
Third Saturday evening:
Saturday 10 am & 1pm
$4.00/ Child & Senior
$16/ Family of Four
Third Saturday evenings
Weekday Afternoon Discount
Tuesday – Friday
$2/ person 2 pm – 4 pm
The 27th Annual Bouquets to Art 2011 will be exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from March 15–19.
San Francisco Bay Area designers and garden clubs will display 150 floral arrangements to interpret and complement the museum’s permanent collection.
Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and one of the country’s premier floral events. Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the Fine Arts Museums Auxiliary, Bouquets to Art raises funds to support acquisitions, special exhibitions and education programs.
Bouquets to Art Hours
* Tuesday through Saturday, March 15–19, from 9:30 am–5:15 pm
* Extended hours on Friday, March 18, until 8:45 pm
* Museum members-only night on Wednesday, March 16, from 6–8 pm
A cute version of ‘football’ will be on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 6, at 12 pm EST on Animal Planet. Puppy Bowl VII will air complete with a Kitty Half-Time Show. Meet the players, see highlights from previous years and get behind the scenes on the Animal Discovery Puppy Bowl VII website!
Player Stats on the starting lineup are here.
Tail-gate Party info here.
Here is a fun look at the Plankton in the ocean that look like Christmas decorations, snowflakes and angels. It was a neat surprise to find it on the Monterey Bay Aquarium blogsite.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a display of Sea Drifters in the Outer Bay that has been there quite awhile and is now going to get a new look – so you can visit the drifters until May 1. Here is a neat video on Jellyfish from the aquarium.
The Portland Children’s Museum is Having Free Friday today!
Day of the Young Child: FREE DAY
Description: The Museum is free to everyone all day and evening! They are open from 9am-8pm to celebrate Day of the Young Child. This year’s theme is Early Years are Learning Years.
A performance from Puppets with Penny, as well as activities like creating instruments, Storytimes and more round out the day. Partners include Children’s Book Bank, Child Care Resource and Referral of Mult. Col. and OSU. (Ratio of adult to child is 1:5)
Target Corporation has extended Target Free First Friday Nights to opening the Museum from 4pm-8pm every first Friday of the month! Thanks Target!
Sandra Barrera’s article ‘Ecosystems’ prove it’s a small world after all in the 3/28/10 Sunday Long Beach Press-Telegram identifies a good exhibit to take the kids to go see. The exhibit has eight Zones – each one illustrates a different ecological principle. The Ecosystems exhibit just opened on March 25th. Here’s the Press Release. It is at the California Science Center at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles and open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. It is suggested to get reservations for the new exhibit ahead of time.
Ecosystems Info: Admission to Ecosystems exhibits is free; however, to provide a quality guest experience, entry will be regulated with advance reservations which can be acquired online, by phone or in person at the Box Office. A service or convenience fee will apply. There will also be a line for those who do not make an advance reservation. Priority entry to Ecosystems will be available with an IMAX ticket purchase or for Science Center members. For details, visit the California Science Center website at www.californiasciencecenter.org or phone (213) 744-2019.
Last time we flew to/from Portland International Airport I thoroughly enjoyed the aerial photography display of Portland by various photographers. I jotted down the websites of two of the photographers whose work I really admired before we had to run to our plane.
The second one is Daniel Root. His on-line http://www.danielrootphotography.com/portfolio.html portfolio is very different from his work on display at the airport in that it is totally people oriented. My favorite photo is in the People portfolio and it is the one of the grandfather and child having great fun on the beach. It is a wonderful portrait! I do wish he would add a portfolio of his airport work as well. Ha! I love googling! I found his blog which has some of his work that was at the airport! Yes! See the rest of his blog here!
Here is an article about the exhibit on http://www.pmpnonline.com/portlandphotogalleries.htm – From your toolbar click edit, find and paste in: “The Sky’s the Limit” Aviation Photographs at Portland International Airport – That should get you to the blog about it quickly.
The Sky’s the Limit: Photographs of Aviation, Air Travel and Airports
An exhibition of photographs by regional artists with an aviation theme.
Through July, 2010
Concourse A at Portland International Airport
(Concourse A is beyond security and access is available to ticketed passengers only).