Three weeks ago I took the kids to the Discovery Science Place with our playgroup. They loved it! In fact, they loved it so much I had to buy a year long family membership ($50 - a Great deal, especially since they let our entrance fee from that first day apply to the price). After more than 3 hours of playing, I had to struggle to get my kids out of there (hence the reason I bought the membership, promising Will and Cici that they could come back whenever they wanted to convinced them that it was okay to go home). Well, I have definantly gotten my money's worth because we have already been back 3 more times. They were just dying to take their Dad with them so we spent another 2-3 hours there one Saturday, and now it is where Dan takes them to play while I go to my OB appointments during his lunch break. Of course when I go to pick them up they throw a fit if we don't stay at least another hour or two after Dad's gone back to work. When we first get there they love to explore the cave and play on the ship. They even love all of the science stuff and Will is learning a lot. They are learning about gravity, friction, shapes, colors, light, weather systems, x-rays, the human body, magnets, etc. Cicialy loves to play in the pretend town that has a grocery store, bakery, cafe, vet, mechanic, baby hospital, bank, ambulance, theater, opthomologists office, and more! What I love about it is that it is only 15 minutes from the house and that it is indoors. I have been told that once the end of May hits until about October it is too hot to take your kids to the park. For summer and winter it is the perfect place to get out of the house and play. So, if you are ever thinking about us and wondering what we are up to, we are probably having fun at the Discovery Science Center!