Here Is Why I’ll Pay Better Attention To Big Discovery Center Events
The Don Harrington Discovery Center is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in town when it comes to finding things to do with the kids. One of the things that sets it apart from the other options, is the special events. I'd never been to one, and now I see what the fuss is about.
If you keep missing out on the special events at The Discovery Center, you should think about changing that.
I Finally Found Out Why I Need To Be Taking My Kids To These Events
Last night I was given the opportunity to participate and hang out during the May The 4th event at DHDC. I'd never been, but as a Star Wars fan I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
I was pretty impressed with it, to be honest.
I didn't have massive expectations walking in, I'll admit. I figured it would just be the regular Discovery Center with a little bit of Star Wars flare. I was wrong.
A Galaxy Far Far Away...In Our Own Backyard
There was rebel training where you could practice taking down Stormtroopers. They had a space themed video presentation in the theater. You could make your own Death Star and droid.
The 501st Legion was on hand. That meant you had plenty of security thanks to the Stormtroopers patrolling the Discovery Center. They may not be able to aim worth a darn, but they can be pretty intimidating.
Side note, my inner-child jumped with joy when one Stormtrooper decided I had been standing in one place too long and told my lovely date and I to, "Move along." It's the little things in life; know what I mean?
Darth Sidious, or Emperor Palpatine, was a bit illusive. However, I was able to cower in his presence once or twice.
Lore Master was even on hand to help you brush up on your dueling skills. It was ridiculously adorable watching pint sized would be Jedi practicing their lightsaber skills.
Still, that's really just scratching the surface.
Of Course, Science And Learning Played A Role
They did have a science demonstration in the auditorium that included its own Star Wars twist. Of course, several of the regular exhibits were available for access as well. They even found a way to incorporate many of the animal displays.
Several of them had planets from the Star Wars universe labeling the tanks. I had too much fun looking for all the different labels throughout the night, like it was my own personal nerd scavenger hunt.
All in all, there was a whole lot to do and take in during the three-hour long event. It made me realize that there's a lot more to the Discovery Center than I usually give it credit for.
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