Hope you had a “Gneiss” Weekend!
Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing long weekend. I hope it was relaxing! I spent part of my weekend at the museum helping out with earth science weekend, and it seemed as though many of you were there too. I thought it was a great turn out and I’m thankful for all those who came out for a visit. If you missed this weekend, don’t worry we still have a few more themed weekends.
We had some fantastic activities running; we were making our own rocket, starting our own rock collections, we got to touch a piece of outer space, and (my personal favourite) walk on the moon. For those who came out, did you notice that we also tried to fit the whole solar system into our first floor? We started by using the centre of the old main entrance as the point for where our sun would be and proceeded to place all the planets at their proportional distances. Neptune ended in the China gallery! Walking back and forth and setting up was definitely a workout.
With this scale, did you know that if we were to include Pluto, it would have had to be placed outside of the museum out in the back?! Imagine setting up for that! (Jokes aside, Pluto, you’ll always be considered a planet to me). We also had this great puzzle where we could create our own constellations and our very own ROM made tectonic plate/ Pangaea puzzle (thanks to Chris for the time and effort, it was brilliant).
Overall I thought everyone had a great time, whether it was setting up or doing the activities, and I hope you agree too! Now that the break is done, time to start up on the next weekend. Stay tuned to see what we have planned next….
MORE ON EARTH SCIENCES WEEKEND!
Learn about the planets and check out our scale model of the solar system today at the museum! twitter.com/ROMKids/status…— Kiron/ROMKids (@ROMKids)
only 85 rare palisite meteorites found on Earth and we have one you can touch! @romtoronto Earth Sciences Weekend, Sun & Mon.— Lorie Pierce (@CreativeLorie)
— Marianne Mader (@MarianneMader)
— Katherine Dunnell (@geokatgirl)
— Kiron/ROMKids (@ROMKids)
— CPSX (@CPSXnews)
— JustinTrottier (@JustinTrottier)
… and check out this awesome photo set from one family’s visit HERE!
Rachel is currently finishing up her Education degree from Trent University by completing her intership with ROMKids. With her background in Archaeology and Education, she is all prepared for her eventual time travel experiences. Check her posts HERE.
RIGHT NOW at the Royal Ontario Museum, you can walk on the Moon!
A piece of the moon brought down during one of the Apollo missions, is now on display at the Museum. It’s been put in a wonderful platform for you to walk on.
So you can tell your all your friends you’re one of the few to have ever walked on the moon. #the wittiest thing we’ve ever done
Remember! We also have the Moon on display year around, as well as meteorites from Mars!