Wednesday, July 11, 2012
day 10: field trip
Rio Tinto Natural History Museum at the University of Utah. It was fabulous! It just opened in November. Beautiful architecture and engaging well-designed exhibits made it a great trip. I'm not a natural history or dinosaur buff, so while it was interesting, I didn't looooooove it. But it was a nice visit. I'd definitely recommend taking the fam to it.
The Leonardo, a new contemporary art museum in downtown Salt Lake. We met up with the Writers and split up into teams to go on a scavenger hunt through the exhibits. We were a slacker team, and ultimately gave up and did a multi-tasking experiment. We each spit into our own cup for about 5 minutes and then memorized letters while doing math problems. The idea is to see if multi-tasking is a genetic trait. We'll have to wait until October to find out the results. Btw, I am not an excellent multi-tasker.
The museum was lovely. There were some neat exhibits. But I kinda don't really care all that much about contemporary installation art. So no big rush to go back, but I'd be interested to see what new exhibits pass through.