Before my parents had to leave again there was one thing which still had to be done! Visiting the Technorama in Winterthur! The grand finale for Karsten!
The Technorama is a huge science museum which my beloved husband had once visited as part of a school trip….aaah, long long ago. We wanted to visit it ever since we moved to Switzerland because it’s one of these great places where you can do all these fascinating fun experiments. Where you are allowed to touch everything. Where you can fool around. Discover. Explore. And, with a bit of luck, learn something about natural sciences.
So last Tuesday we packed the kids and drove to Winterthur. I am a huge advocate of children in museums and therefore didn’t worry about the little one only being 2,5 years old (though I did warn Karsten not to expect too much. I am sure he was already preparing lectures about the different theories. We are, after all, talking about a guy who explained apoptosis to a one-year-old). But our visit still surprised me: she was not only interested, she was absolutely enthused about all the experiments. Plasma balls, colors, noise and so many things to touch and try….we just had to pay attention that she wouldn’t get completely overexcited. Her favorites: the part with all the machines which showed different mechanism to transport wooden balls (like big marble runs!!) and the strong magnets on which she could stick little metallic pieces. She sat there for about 20 minutes, meticulously sticking metal plates onto the magnets while at least eight boys came and went again after wildly throwing all pieces onto the magnets at once.
We had a really good time there, all of us, even the hobbit who was amazed by all the other people. It’s a place I highly recommend. People, go visit museums with your kids!