Yesterday I mentioned that we went back to Seattle– and the main reason was so that we could use up more of the tickets from our City Pass. So today, we went to the Seattle Science Museum and to the Aquarum.
The science museum is located right next to the Space Needle, and was laid out in a really cool way– there were 5 buildings surrounding a (man made) outdoor pond that had a variety of water features and exhibits. This is the view from one of the buildings, looking over the pond and to the Space Needle
This is one of the outdoor exhibits over the pond– it’s a diagonal bike, on a rail, that is held up with a pendulum below it. The rail is about 20 feet above the water– and yup– that’s me up on that bike!
Inside the science center, they had a large butterfly garden. I was all excited to go in and get all these pictures of their beautiful butterflies, but my fear of bugs got the best of me, and I was only able to get a few shots before I nearly hyperventalated and needed to get out of there.
After the Science Center, we walked past the Space Needle and I couldn’t resist capturing the needle with one of the sculptures in the park by it.
And then on to the aquarium….
An octopus…can you see his eye?
There was also a dome that allowed you look into (under?) the Puget Sound– here’s our reflection in the dome with some of the local fish
And one last shot over the Puget Sound (and ferris wheel!) before we headed back home.