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@ the science museum

Oh My GOSH... I am so excited... I have been waiting for this since January 6th (And I think it might be in my Pompeii blog from Januar 6th)... but Star Wars came to St. Paul!!!!  I was able to come here after work and called ahead for my tickets... I couldn't miss it!

But the one cool thing about this exhibit is I was able to take photo's!!!  This never happens... you always see a sign that says "Camera's are restricted"  But not today!  Jenny and I walked into the main hall and the first thing you see is the land speeder... I stop and stare in awww... Hmmm... can we take photo's... Jenny didn't know either.  I figured there was only one way to find out.  I saw a worker walking our way... and I know what you're thinking.

@ the science museum
.. we asked him... no, that would be too easy.  Instead I just whipped out my camera and took a photo of us infront of the land speeder.  Score, he didn't say anything!  So I just go camera crazy... photo here, photo there... oh hey... people looking at the exhibit... can you take or picture!!!  It was a blast!

The exhibit was pretty fun... they had actual props from all 6 movies and there were educational exhibits on robots of today... they actually showed a roomba vacuum and a robosapien...LOL!  In another room you could build a robot and see what it could do and there was also a robots show (no, not like the cartoon) but it had C3PO and another droid in the room and a woman came onto the screen and showed us what robots main purposes are in certain jobs.

Jenny & I infront of the land speeder @ the Science Museum
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There was also a ride the millenium falcon presented by bose!  You go into a room that's set up like the falcon and get into your seat (it's like the star wars ride at MGM but with 4 people in the ride than a lot) and the room doesn't actually move but you feel like you're moving because of the motion on the screen and the sound in the speakers and the air coming out of the seat!  It was awesome... they showed you tie fighters zooming past you as you experience flying through our galaxy to the end of the known universe!

My favorite part was the gift shop... well, not really... it was meeting Yoda (behind a glass) but the gift shop had a star wars cook book called Wookie Cookies.  It has fun recipes like "tie wing fighters" which is like pigs in a blanket of hot dogs with crescent rolls wrapped around but making 4 sides come out to look like an x-wing and there are also super-Chewie Wookiee Cookies, Princess Leia Danish Dos, Twin Sun Toast, Tusken Raider Taters, Sandtrooper Sandies, Boba Fett-uccine, Tusken Raider Taters, Yoda Soda, and C-3PO Pancakes.

driving the land speeder

Since the ticket includes the rest of the museum we decided to stay until the end... we went into the weather area and got to see how fog is made and started talking to the guy in that section.  The one thing I really didn't realize until I was done with the star wars exhibit is that the workers in the star wars room avoided eye contact and didn't talk to you.  Which when I talked to the nice guy in the weather area I got a little upset.  Aparently Anthony Daniels, the voice for C-3PO, came into the museum one day to give a lecture and teach them about the history of star wars and things that happened on the scene... I was very dissapointed that the people in the exhibit didn't talk to us about it. 

Then Jenny and I went to the fossil section next and I saw some beautiful fossils still surrounded by the stone.

Yay... C3PO at the science museum
.. they were amazing and we were figuring out how they could work as wall hangings, coffee tables and end tables.  Then we found another nice man who works at the museum.  He was very informative and told us that you can actually go unearth your own fossils at the Lilydale Brickyard a little south of the cities!  and gave us the information for it... if you want the phone number and are going to the cities call 651-632-5111 (it's only $10)... And then he was a doll and told us about the bones that were put together in the museum.  The funny thing was is that the Triconodont... a 145 million year old rodent thingy found in Wyoming... was not the actual bones of it.  Infact the Museum used bones from a black squirrel to make the exhibit.
find the force, you will, at the science museum
  And A 150 million year old skeleton of a Camptosaurus found in Wyoming actually had the wrong head on it.  The head was for a Camptosaurus but the head on the one in the museum was much too small for the one we were looking at.

By the way if you want to know the meaning behind the snowglobe you'll have to ask...

 

RJ82 says:
hahah cool photos! thats the best way to go is to just take photos without asking questions because you probably wouldnt like the answer. =]
Posted on: Jun 16, 2008
pinchora says:
sorry... I wanted to get some photo's up... oh how I love star wars!!!
Posted on: Jun 15, 2008
X_Drive says:
Oh, that's cruel. Such a great opening line and then nothing! You have to write some quick, before the little glitter pieces have a chance to settle to the bottom! :)
Posted on: Jun 15, 2008
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