On day 2 with Avalon, we decided to visit a couple of Houston's museums.
First up was the Health Museum.
Ever wonder what it would look like inside a carbon nanotube?
Or how it would feel to sit on a tooth?
(Side note--other random visitors to the museum also took pictures of my boys sitting here...)
Or how many decibels your loudest scream is?
Maybe you've always wondered what exactly your bones are doing when you ride a bike.
Or perhaps you've wanted to build molecular structures.
Or maybe learn more about your pre-natal development.
If that doesn't suit you, you can listen to fascinating information about the human body.
Or just smile at passers-by through porthole windows.
After an hour or so, we headed across the street to the Children's Museum
(along with the other throngs of visitors who enjoy the conveniently scheduled free Thursday afternoon at both museums).
We pushed our way through the crowds to the outdoor play area and saw chicks hatching...so cute!
Then it was on to the super-hero station where my little heroes competed in shield throwing.
Strike that...this hero was too smitten with the shield to throw it.
We wrapped up our short visit at the waterworks exhibit.
The museum has child-figures all around the outside. Each one has a nameplate, and this one was named Wesley! (They wore masks and capes due to the superhero exhibit.) Pretty fun, but I need to have a little chat with the artistic designers who chose purple flower overalls for Wesley.