October 31, 2010
Four Days in Boston (Day 4)
Day four was the day we left. But before we took off, we took Caleb to the MIT science museum. With Caleb’s love of science and machines, we went with high hopes, and it didn’t disappoint. It was amazing!
Here’s Caleb with the first robot that can understand emotion. He immediately recognized it because it happened to be in one of his books at home:
But the area of the museum that fascinated us all was Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson.
A self-oiling machine:
I’m not sure what the title of this machine was, but Caleb watched it for a long time. Here’s a 30 second video clip:
Machine with Wishbone:
(30 second video)
The museum had a “wall of great ideas” that encouraged children to write down or draw their own ideas. Here’s Caleb’s great idea. I think his mom might have influenced him with this idea :)
We highly recommend the MIT Museum.
On the way home, we walked through the park again.
Caleb was worn out from all the walking. He collapsed in the park.
As we were getting off the plane in Atlanta, I asked the flight attendent if Caleb could peak into the cockpit. Not only did we get to peak, the pilot let him sit in his chair and wear his hat.
We know there will be many more trips to Boston in the future. It’s hard having family so far away, but it makes every visit an adventure.