The Odysseum is an awesome children’s science museum in Köln. The girls love coming here. I’ve been meaning to blog about this place for a while now. Most of these pics and vids are from a few different visits almost 2 years ago-yikes! Better late than never?
This installation was cool. It teaches kids to write in bits and shows how letters are encoded in a computer. In the pic above it says, “How does a computer write with electricity?” Quinnie wrote Liebe (German for “love”-no space for the last e at the end).
Kiera wanted to write it in English
Quinnie writing her name using bits (not sure what’s going on with her sweatshirt there-lol).
installation showing how keys and locks work
Vortex station. Quinnie especially liked this one (as you can see in the video below)..
There were many more cool water installations (the one above was about erosion control along rivers).
The pic on the left says, “How does an astronaut go to the toilet?” There’s a camera inside the toilet so that kids can see their (clothed) butts sitting down on the toilet. They have to hit the mark perfectly so that the vacuum in the toilet can suck away what they (pretend to) put in there. Needless to say, all the kids love this one!
uncovering buried fossils (and skeletons!)
making different kinds of animal tracks
learning about predicting eye color
Learning about pulleys. The girls thought it was awesome that they could beat Papa at tug-of-war with the help of a pulley!
inside a globe of the world
I forget what this was about. Maybe something about building the Kölner Dom?
Papa definitely loved this place also!
The girls using the flight simulator. VERY cool.
Brave Quinnie inside the Astronaut Trainer (check out the video below!)..
Quinnie gearing up for the Hochseilgarten. This activity is really popular- there are always just as many adults in line as kids!
Quinnie waiting her turn (and Kiera watching).
As I was putting this post together Kiera climbed onto my lap to see all the pics and said, “I love that place! Can we go there again?”