Noble Planetarium and CSI Exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Stars and planets and murder, oh my!  We visited the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Nature for a movie in the Noble Planetarium, and to see their new exhibit, CSI The Adventure.

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Noble Planetarium

The Noble Planetarium is inside the museum, on the second floor.  It isn’t necessary to pay for museum admission to see a show at the Noble.

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Before the show, we checked out the exhibits on the walls.

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One wall display is about Meteorites!  A few years ago, I decided we should sell our house,  buy a metal detector and travel the world chasing and searching for meteorites!  Believe it or not, there are people who do this.  I’m still waiting on the rest of the family to jump on board with that decision.

For more meteorite inspired activities, check out the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery at Texas Christian University.  The museum is open Mon-Saturday and admission is FREE!

On our most recent trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park, we stopped at Bussey’s Stone Hut Fossils.  He has meteorites for sale!  Click HERE to read that post and for more information.

Click HERE to go to a link about a professional meteorite hunter, who is 2009 followed a fireball and searched in farmer’s fields in the town of West, recently in the news for the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant.

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I love sitting back and watching planetarium shows!  We watched One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventures!  Big Bird and Elmo learn about the stars and the Milky Way, and a little about our own Earth, with the help of their new friend, Hu Hu Zhu from China.  We all enjoyed hearing them sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Chinese!

Other shows at the planetarium include Texas Night Sky and Dark Matter, as well as Laser Light Shows!

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CSI Exhibit

My daughter and her friend, both 11, couldn’t wait to visit the traveling exhibit, CSI The Experience, based on the television show!  I wasn’t sure about the exhibit being appropriate for my 5-year-old, so we went down to play in the Children’s Museum, while they solved the mysteries.  I’ve asked my daughter to tell you about it.

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On the CSI exhibit, my friend Bryanna and I did all 3 in a small amount of time. I’ve always been good at puzzles.

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There are 3 seperate “crime scenes”,  which even include dead bodies.  They are easy, moderate and hard.  I think the one that was said to be the easiest was the hardest.

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After taking notes at the crime scene, we visited the different labs to determine the killer.

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I’m not allowed to watch the show, but it’s suppose to be just like it.

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The hardest one we got 1 wrong. The second we got 0 wrong, and the easiest one we got 6 wrong. I think that if you like mysteries and puzzles this is the right activity for you.

The CSI exhibit is included in your museum admission, and will be running through September 2nd, 2013.  

Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun! 

Michelle (and Danielle)

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