Sunday, May 30, 2010

Em at the museum

Despite some toddler tantrums, we're still enjoying this stage of Em. She's interactive and chatty and soaking up the world. Today seemed like the perfect day to take her a hands-on exhibit about Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Here she is listening to the introduction before entering the exhibit. That's the museum ticket stuck to her back.


Many of the animals on display are "upcycled" -- made from items like handbags, bamboo steamers, shoes, etc.



Em was intrigued by the exhibits.
It's ok to touch

Em was too small to activate parts of the exhibit, like this model of the flood taking away Noah's Ark.
Watching the flood

Check out the giant ark. You can load foam animals -- two by two, of course -- onto the ark via a moving ramp.
The exhibit

Here are Em and Brent checking out one of the stables within the ark.

The exhibit also includes an area where you can sweep up... poop. No poop in this pic, but here is Em with a broom just her size.
Clean sweep

Sometimes Em just likes to lean back and check out her surroundings.

Playing with the impressively-realistic play food.
Dinner table

The last part of the exhibit featured a percussion circle led by museum employees, but Em was more interested in the "decorate your own cardboard ark" area.

The only part Em didn't like about today's trip? Having to leave.
"I don't wanna leave!"

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Sir Winston Churchill


  1. ooh yay! pics from the exhibit. i had heard about it but not seen images.

    em is cute even when throwing a tantrum.

  2. your pictures are AWESOME! i can tell you've been working with your camera - they look great!

    glad you guys had a fun family day. it's fun keeping up with you!

  3. I love the Skirball! Looks like a fun time. :)

  4. So cute! Looks like a great day for Em!

  5. That looks like so much fun! I would love to go check it out!

  6. Looks fun! What a sad little face :(

  7. is it wrong that the last picture is my favorite?

  8. I want Em's outfit. That looks like a blast!

  9. Aw, that looks like a really fun exhibit! I'm glad you guys had a good time.

  10. Em is the only person on this planet who can pull off rompers.