This theater is like IMAX on crack. This rare, giant screen is dome shaped and as you walk in to find your seat, you can view the screen moving into position. An interesting side note: the Science Museum of Minnesota building was built around this huge screen.
The little ones will love the animatronic raptor for sale (check the website for dates and times) and the actual mummy on display at the museum. A tour of the house will give visitors an idea of what it was like to live as a Vanderbilt (my guess is it wasn’t bad!) Than there’s the planetarium, which gives visitors a chance to check out the heavens.
Lie to Me (Fox, 9pm) – NEW! The Lightman Group’s expertise is called into question when a woman plays cat-and-mouse with Cal while he’s checking for security leaks at an art museum prior to a major exhibition. Guest starring Tricia Helfer.
The Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing houses its Hall of Evolution downstairs, which tells the story of life beginning with the early marine organisms, and taking it through the last ice age. They have the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and the femur of an Apatosaurus in their collection. Museum admission is free (the recommended donation for adults is $4) and parking is available at $1 for two hours. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
A newly discovered interest can lead direction to a child’s life. They may become so interested in a subject that they may make it an important part of their life. They may develop a life-long hobby or a vocation. For example, climbing into the giant heart model at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia may turn your son or daughter into a doctor of medicine, even a heart surgeon or cardiologist. The same museum also has an amateur radio station. I found that hobby to be a joy over the years.
CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm) – NEW! Natalia goes undercover when a man claims to have dreamed about a murder before it happened to determine whether the man is unstable, psychic or a killer.