Inside the kids had a lot of fun. They got to redo/replace the audio on some familiar films. It was easy for my 11 year old to do. It got me thinking about technology. I used to work a place that taught people how to record music. My kids were just doing a post production project that would have earned an A 5 years ago. 11 year-olds, with no training at all. They changed the music, dialogue and sound effects only using a mouse. Everything was menu driven, but isn't everything?
Yes, there were a lot of buttons my kids got to press. But there were artifacts. Their special exhibit was a celebration of Jim Henson's life so we were in the presence of greatness.
Bert and Ernie (These dude should get married already)
When my kids were like 4 we took them to a screaming of Elmo in Grouchland at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Kevin Clash was there. At the time my kids where too young to appreciate the fact that when Keven Clash puts an Elmo puppet on his hand, it is not an Elmo puppet, it is the Elmo puppet.
A few years ago I took my son to a Star Wars exhibitionism at the Franklyn Institute. I was more impressed with the fact that we were only separated by Plexiglas from Darth Vader.
But today my son had an OMyGod moment. We were not worthy.
Yoda was there.
The Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back. He knew that this was not just a Yoda, but it was The Yoda. The one that trained Luke on Dagobah. Before