The Think Tank Science Museum, Birmingham
As a special treat I took the kids to the Think Tank Science Museum and here are a few of my favourite photos.
The day didn’t start too good when the kids decided that they didn’t really want to go out. Star said she only wanted to go to Mc Donald’s and wouldn’t go anywhere else. This caused tears and tantrums, until we came to a compromise and agreed to go to the Sea Life Centre instead.
So, first we had an early lunch in Mc Donald’s and then set off into to town for the Sea Life Centre.
The Sea Life Centre was fully booked!
We went back to plan A and ended up at the Think Tank. Star had no idea that this was where we had meant. She hadn’t asked and we hadn’t explained. We’d just said ‘the Think Tank’ and assumed she knew what we meant. We have been before, but it was a long time ago. Sometimes we forget that she needs a little more explanation. Especially as she doesn’t ask.
Fun and Learning
The Think Tank is essentially a science museum so there is lots of learning to be done, but it’s also lots of fun.
You can take a kid away from the screens, but…you can’t take a kid away from the screens. They were everywhere, information videos, quizzes, and a rather fascinating animation studio which they loved.
There was lots to see and do though, and they had great fun. We finished the visit in the outside area which was great, especially as it turned out to be a really nice day.
It was a bad start, which got worse when the Sea Life Centre was shut, but it turned out to be a really good day. Thankfully we didn’t give up at the first (or second) hurdle.