Archive - Feb 16, 2008
Grandma and Grampa B and Coby came up this weekend, and today we toured several exhibits at the Midland Center for the Arts:
there we learned all about the science of snot, poop, farts, etc. It was a shame that Uncle Kevin missed out on that one.
Timeless Warriors & Relics: 1500 Years of Ancient China
includes a couple life-sized terracotta soldiers. They are two of some 8,000 life-sized warriors, soldiers, and horses uncovered during excavation at the tomb of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang (246-210 BC). It is estimated that it took a million workers to construct the army of figures, each one unique.
Age of Armor from the Higgins Armory Museum
artifacts spanning the classical age of armor, from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance
I think the boys really enjoyed seeing all of the above.
One thing I've noticed about some of these exhibits (and the Pirates exhibit we saw in Cincinnati last year), is that photography is prohibited. This is annoying to me. I'm sure it's because they want to sell more merchandise in the gift shops.