Fall Break 2019 Staycation: The Planetarium

Fall break fun times continue. We have been taking it SUPER easy on this Staycation. We have been sleeping in until 11, having Brunch as our first meal of the day, and then having an adventure. Today’s adventure was the Clark Planetarium.

Admission is always-FREE!

You just pay for the movies. We found out when we got there.

We got busy with exhibits! Like this vortex air steam lightning.

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We saw one of three Foucault pendulums in Utah. TWO of them are in Utah County, one at BYU and one at UVU. This is the third one. We watched it knock over a little metal thing.

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This huge topographical map of the world. It was SO fun to see. Karl, of course had to ruin it by saying at this scale it would appear flat. Which is no fun at all.


There are a ton of super fun video games there. Like this cooperative one where you are trying to save the earth from meteors.


We played it together, we were able to last over 2 minutes!

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This was all at the beginning of a cool meteorite section. Things falling from space!


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And check out this beast. The Nathan Meteorite.

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We played more games…

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The kids played in the play area.

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More video games.


A real live space suit, that had been in space!

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Cloud making machine.

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The second floor exhibits were really OUT of this world.


I’m not really sure how this worked, but Mirah was loving it.

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A Vantablack sphere. What a black hole appears like.



We rolled pennies.


We did a weather report from a planet.

We even visited IO- Jupiter’s Third largest moon, and the Most volcanic place in the solar system.



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They had a cool area in the IO exhibit where we could program and drive little rovers.


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We did a cool little experiement area with thermal videos, and you could touch cold things and hot things and see how they change the image.

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It was this point we went to our movie. The most kid friendly show at the place.




It was terrible. SO terrible. But the kids loved it. It was basically the plot of Space Camp with 1998 CG robots.

After all that fun we were ready to go. We went to visit Betsy and the kids. It’s always nice to be with cousins.

This is me with a Lego Mine Craft figure that looks like me!

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