I mentioned in my previous post that we recently went to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. This museum is a favorite spot of ours, so there is nothing new in that. We, however, did go to the museum's Q?rius Science Education Center for the first time. On previous visits, we have spent hours in the museum's discovery room, which has become known as Q?rius Jr, but we have not gone to Q?rius, because it is intended for older kids. That being said, Meg is now eight and quite the science-minded gal. To some extent, she has outgrown Q?rius Jr and needs more of a challenge. Q?rius provided it.
Upon entering Q?rius, the girls' first challenge was to be archaeologists. They were shown a skull, which they were supposed to have found on a dig. Using other skulls as guides, they had to identify the type of skull it was. A staff member kindly directed them and gave them hints when they needed help