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Monday, April 30, 2012

Super Science Sleepover.

This weekend, our Girl Scout troop went to a sleepover at the Carnegie Science Center. We spent the night camping out among the exhibits and got to experience all the fun stuff the Science Center has to offer.


Our troop was assigned to roboworld, which was by far the coolest spot in the joint. I slept on the floor about six feet to the right of this guy.

roboworld wide angle

Here's a view of the room. See those bright, recessed lights in the ceiling? For the record, they don't turn off at night.

Of course, I had to take some photos of the displays. Roboworld has a rogues gallery of just about every famous robot you could think of.

Metropolis's Maria

Metropolis's Maria.


Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still.

 Lost in Space.

Robot from Lost in Space.


and C3P0 from, well, do I really even need to say it? R2D2 was there too, but I forgot to get a photo of him.

 Little yellow robot.

They also had an awesome display of vintage tin toy robots, like this cute little yellow guy.

 Robot friends.

And this little gray guy and his tall turquoise friend.

 Mad scientist.

In addition to playing in the exhibits, the girls got to see some neat science demonstrations.

Tesla coil.

The best part was when the Tesla coil was fired.

Super Girl Scouts

Lastly, since the theme was "Super Science" the girls got to make up their own super hero costumes, complete with mask and cape. When it was all said and done, I was really impressed with the experience and thought it was worth losing a night of sleep. Although the Laser Gaga show may have been a little more than I could handle at 8 a.m...

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