First stop was something that I'd seen in my research and which Albert had also said I should check out, Parque Explora. It's an interactive science museum, which are the kind of thing I loved when I was a kid and still enjoy the heck out of, so I walked 15 minutes down the hill to the metro and rode it up to the stop that gets off right at the museum.
|I stopped to take a picture of the police KLR650 - same bike as me.|
|Giant T-Rex head? Yes please.|
|I was able to pull this halfway across the room, but the guy I gave my phone to wasn't too good of a photographer.|
|I was pretty good at the balance beam though. The infinity mirror below it was a nice touch.|
But the highlight of the food exhibit for me was a big wall which had a family along with their weekly food intake laid out. It was really jarring to see the differences between places, from the ten 2-liter bottles of coke for Mexico, to Nepal with a bunch of vegetables and not much else, and of course the United States.
|There were pictures like this for about twenty countries.|
|The description for the US starts: "Like the majority of US families, the Revis from Raleigh, North Carlina love to eat, and the US companies love that they love it."|
|There's a cool section of tank that curves over the area you walk through, and some of the fish like to hang out right there.|
|The largest of the tanks. This pictures shows about a quarter of it.|
|Just keep swimming.|
|For being a clown fish, he's not that funny.|
I stuck around to watch the IMAX movie they had called "We are Aliens!" which was cute but... kind of irritating, to someone who has studied that stuff some. Probably would have been less so if I'd been lucky enough to get the English version that's narrated by Rupert Grint.
That occupied the entire day for me, so I hopped the metro back to my neighborhood and walked back up the hill (catching a chalk artist in the middle of a drawing) for some dinner and beers - once again at Medellin Beer Factory. (Hey, I took one night off before going back at least.)
|The next few days when I walked by here it was already starting to fade from people walking on it.|