Whether grounded with their hands in the earth of an ecosystem exhibit, seeing stars in a space display, or submerged in an aquarium tunnel surrounded by kelp, kids were provided with plenty of hands-on exploration as they visited the massive 400,000 square foot California Science Center last week.
The space is filled with science and technology used to gain understanding of anywhere from beyond the Earth's atmosphere to as deep as the planet's sea floor.
The 188,000-gallon kelp beds proved to be a popular space for youngsters to dive into observing the plants and creatures of the ocean.
Some children observed the plethora of of learning experiences as being perhaps a touch fishy, while others nestled up close, anxious to participate.
At the end of a day engaging nearly all the senses, the positive experience that the California Science Center provided its visitors was reflected in the expressions of their faces.