Speaking of 80's child heaven, they even had a giant Lite-Bright!
Apparently, Pace never saw the movie Big...But, I think maybe these kids did. They were almost as excited as I was to jump up and down on the giant piano.
Mary Aplin, making her mark on the "Mini Magic City" (which is basically a GIANT playroom that YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN UP!!)
Lately, I've raved a lot about the countryside...and I do love it. AND I do hope to live in the middle of nowhere one day. However, there are definitely benefits to living in a big city...like the McWane Science Center.
If you live in Birmingham, and you have children, I think this membership may even be better than the zoo. GASP! I say this, not because we don't love the zoo and don't take ourselves there a lot; I say it because the McWane Center has saved me on many ugly or cold days (weeks lately), when the girls were stir crazy and somebody was going to be severely injured if we didn't get out of the house and SOON.
Now, there was a time in there when I held a McWane membership and didn't benefit a whole lot from it. So, if you are the mother of an (nursing) infant and a toddler--who is scared stiff by the thought of going inside a giant maze all alone, then you may want to keep your $100something dollars. However, if you have a youngish child:
And a toddler who has never been afraid of anything:
Then go join immediately.
I wrapped up my morning in the Big City, having a "Ladies' Lunch" (as we like to call it), with my two favorite little ladies.