Yeah, sorry for the pun. I had to do it.
Last weekend I went to the Nemo Science Museum here in Amsterdam. It is a boat-load of fun. The entire place is geared towards kids, to get them interested in science and to teach them about themselves as growing biological organisms. A lot of parents were there with their children who had free reign to run around to the different exhibits and quirky-fun experiments.
Each floor going up seemed to have a higher ‘target audience’. The second floor taught about puberty, while the third taught about how the brain works. There was a great exhibit that gave hands on to a binary code writing system – the basic language of computers.
And there was a giant machine girl that was pretty creepy with her non-working eyelid and stiff gestures… but at least she taught about how the prosthetics industry has helped many disabled and medically impaired people live more normal lives.