We went to OMSI for the first time today with a few friends from our ward. It is a huge museum with tons of hands on stuff for kids, a perfect place to hang out on a rainy day.
Along with the rest of Vancouver. Spring break + rain = OMSI around these parts.
Going to a hands on museum always reminds me of the time I was at one in Michigan and put my arm around a boy I thought was my brother. Well, it wasn't him and I thought his dad was going to have me arrested even though I was only about 12. It was real awkward and I'm pretty sure I've written about it here somewhere but I'm too lazy to link to it. Sorry.
OMSI has a ton of fun stuff but one of the most fascinating exhibits was one that showed the development of a fetus from about 4 weeks up to 32 weeks or thereabouts. They did this with about 30 specimens of preserved fetuses and even though it was interesting to see that development up close and personal, I couldn't help but feel a pang of sadness because each of those babies was a loss to someone. In some of those cases the placenta and/or uterus was included and I wondered if the mother had died as well. I don't know if the miscarriage makes me more sensitive to stuff like that or what because it wasn't intended to be a sad exhibit at all.
Anyway, on a lighter note, there were also fossils there!