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  1. Gavin Simone on September 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you for reading this month. The question of the month is, what is your favourite memory of a science museum?

    • Erica Young on September 10, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Gavin,
      I have many childhood memories visiting museums, from school field trips to outings with family. To this day, I hold a membership to the Michigan Science Center. I love it because it allows my family and I to explore the intricacies of the museum and engage in special exhibits. We also use the membership to visit other museums through the reciprocal agreements. A very special (and favourite) memory was from our visit to MoMath in New York City. It is a STEM museum centered in Mathematics. I wasn’t sure what to expect and kept my expectations low. However, I was BLOWN away. My family and I were engaged and fascinated the entire time. My children fell in love with Math which is not an easy feat. We especially enjoyed riding bikes with square wheels, determining the angle and force needed to shoot a perfect swoosh in basketball, designing a frictionless track for carts (seemed to go on forever), creating origami, and so much more!

  2. Nader Bekhet on September 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I like this newsletter …. thanks

  3. Dustin McConkey on September 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    My favourite memory of a science museum was from when I was young, seeing the dinosaur bones in real life after seeing them in movies/TV so many times and getting a better understanding of their actual size.

  4. Eric D. on September 10, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Great newsletter! My best memory from a science museum is having my mind amazed as a kid and realizing how small of a slice in time we represent based on the size and nature of the universe. (Ontario Science Centre)

  5. Antonio Mejia on September 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    The first time I went to the Science Museum, I discovered that there were classes there for kids to learn Computer Programming with Basic. I got so excited that convinced my Mom and Dad to enroll me, so a couple of weeks later I started a two-year program during the weekends to learn to program. It was with the good old Commodore 64’s.

  6. Nadia on September 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Awesome monthly newsletter, Gavin. My favourite memory of a science museum is spending the entire day at the Ontario Science Centre. It was cool to take part of fun and interactive exhibits, it sparked my interest and I ended up teaching part time for Mad Science of Toronto for many years while finishing my studies.

  7. Hanna L. on September 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    My favorite memory of a science museum was the electric circuits. I remember holding a circle-shaped metal bar to pass through the circuit and avoiding touching it.

  8. Wesley on September 10, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    My favorite memory from a science museum was building circuits and gaining an understanding of series versus parallel.

  9. Francis Z on September 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    my favorite memory is the Plasma lighting ball in the science museum, and I can stay with it for a long time when I was young.

  10. Calin M. on September 10, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    My favorite memory visiting a science museum is the History of Steel exhibit at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, England. The tour takes place in a disused steel mill and is very impressive as it takes you through the mill and recreates the electric melting process with great special effects.

  11. Adrian Typa on September 10, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    My favourite memory was of the Ontario Science Centre, where I went on an elementary school trip and discovered how much I loved learning about the fascinating ways that the world works. Their hands-on approach to teaching kids science is something that should be cherished. I haven’t been there in over a decade, but I hope it hasn’t lost the magic that I felt there as a child.

  12. Karthik on September 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    My favorite memory is visiting Ontario Science Centre and looking at the various levels of the museum in awe. The way they have integrated a tropical forest into the building at various levels and the huge model of the sun and solar system.

  13. Gabriel W. on September 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    My favorite memory of a science museum as kid is playing with all the hands on experiments. Was amazed at the mirror with two chairs where as you change the light you can start seeing the person on the other side.

  14. Julio C. Robayo on September 10, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Gavin:

    My best memory is when I discovered the Hall of Meteorites and Gems of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It was an amazing experience.

  15. Eric Jahraus on September 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    My Favourite memory of the Science and Tech museum was always the trains, I was in awe at the size of them as a kid (and still am as an adult!). I actually had the opportunity to design some of the reinforcement and anchors for the new curtain walls when I first started as an EIT!

  16. Don on September 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    It was at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where I first laid my eyes on a Saturn V rocket in all its glory.

  17. Maxwell on September 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Easily the space exhibit showing the size of the universe at the Ontario science centre. Still blows my mind

  18. Max Smith on September 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Hi, I learned about the ultrasonic wave feature of bats that they use for navigation upon my visit to science museum when I was in middle school.

  19. Mitchell on September 15, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    My favourite memory from a science museum was learning about how white light diffracts into different colours through a prism!

  20. [email protected] on September 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Hi Gavin,

    Just this past summer I went to the Chicago’s Alder Planetarium and science museum close to it. I enjoyed learning a lot about the big bang theory, the historical astronauts, my body heat map and lots more things about plants and animals.

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