Sunday, February 06, 2005
Yesterday the family took a trip to a museum we've never been to before... Palais de la Decouverte. A friend told us about a special exhibit going on there... Jeux de Miroirs/Game of Mirrors. My kids love the fun house type mirrors at the Jardin D'Acclimatation...where they walk in front of the different mirrors.. concave, convex, wavy... and see themselves stretched or shortened, thinner or thicker. Since they love the mirrors, we knew they'd have a good time at this special exhibit.
Before I left I called another friend to see if her family would like to come with us, but she had birthday parties to go to. However, she said it was a nice museum and that we really should call ahead to make sure we catch "l'ecole des rats"/the school of rats. So we called and found out that the "school" started at 3pm. That motivated us pretty quick since it was only an hour away.
The rat school was pretty cool. The scientist does a little spiel and he is great with the kids. It's a very interactive show. The rats are then put through the maze.. pushing buttons to open doors, climbing up stairs and stretching across holes in the floor to reach the final destination, pull a hoop and receive food. The kids were all fascinated. If you are ever in Paris with kids, this is a wonderful museum with many interactive science exhibits. There is also a planetarium show that we didn't have time for, so we will have to go back another day.
After the museum we walked a bit down the Champs-Elysees. I was thinking we hadn't taken the kids there, but they reminded me we take them there to watch Le Tour de France every year. We ended up at PSG (Paris St Germain) the Paris soccer team store and bought my son an overpriced shirt.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
# posted by Pat : 10:22 PM
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 10:30 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist...
By the way, PSG is a very bad soccer team !
Well, maybe it's because I'm a OM (Marseille team) fan...
# posted by Jérôme : 11:23 PM
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 8:10 AM
Thanks for the museum suggestion. It looks like something some of us "big kids" might like too.
# posted by Anonymous : 10:47 AM
# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 11:37 AM
# posted by RighteousBiche : 2:37 PM