There is not much our grandson loves more than dinosaurs, except perhaps robots. Better yet is programming robots so when we were planning our recent visit to Tucson, and I saw that Pima Air & Space Museum offers Lego Robotics workshops once a month I knew this spot needed to be on our itinerary.
|F4 – Phantom|
|My favourite photographer at work|
|Huey – Bell UH-1 Iroquois|
After checking out the planes in the main hanger, we decided to find the Space Gallery. This building houses a ton of information and items from the Space Race. You will also find the Angel Education Station where kids can learn about the space program while having fun at the interactive centres. The museum also offers some great educator resources, including a fun student activity book. As a homeschooler, I appreciate being able to access lesson plans that help enrich our visits.
|How does this engine run?|
We had just enough time to get through the exhibits before the workshop began. I have to tell you from the look on the boy’s face when he was finished; the afternoon was a hit. He had a terrific time and wanted to go back and do another one. He said the 90-minutes went by too fast as he learned about robots and even got to program a Lego Mindstorm NXT robot to do what he told it to! This experience was the highlight of his day.
|Aero Spacelines Super Guppy – the boy was amazed at the giant tank on its back|
|Another view of the Super Guppy|