Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Clark Planetarium & Gilgal Park

This afternoon I took the kids to downtown Salt Lake City to visit the Clark Planetarium and Gilgal Park. There were so many homeless people roaming the streets near Pioneer Park, it was disheartening.

Emilia had visited the Planetarium with the school on two occasions, but the other kids had not had a chance to visit.  I love that it is free, and interactive. The kids got to drive a mars rover, catch black holes, and land space rockets.

 We saw many different types of meteors and got to see an actual piece of moon rock collected during the Apollo 15 visit.

Our visit took about an hour. Since we were already downtown, we decided to stop by Gilgal Gardens - another place on our bucket list.

Gilgal garden contains a private collection of sculptures comissioned by Thomas Child, a masonry contractor, between 1947 - 1963. The garden was later owned by a neighbor before being acquired by a citizen group who took it upon themselves to restore it and open it to the public.

The scuptures are Mr. Child's unconvetional interpretation of LDS believes. Because of the heat and Andrew's crankiness (due to delaying his nap), we really didn't spend a lot of time analyzing the sculptures. I simply allowed the kids to run and climb around.