On March 10, 2016, our entire eighth grade class took a field trip to New York City. We attended two different museums, The Body Worlds Exhibit and the MoMath Museum. Each was exciting and unique, and I had a fantastic time. Not only did we get to learn and explore in each museum, we also got to observe building’s designs/layouts, and get inspiration from things around the city. I’m really glad I got to go on this trip.
To be completely honest, I didn’t expect to like the MoMath Museum as much as I did. I was picturing in my mind a place full of math geeks doing calculus, and reciting pi to the hundredth number. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the museum was entirely hands-on, and actually quite fun! I got to play games, paint with a virtual paintbrush and canvas, and even attempted to solve a puzzle on a special part of the floor! My favorite part of the MoMath Museum was the spinning chairs. Heather and I had a great time on them, and we doubled up and tried to balance the chairs in many different ways.
The Body Worlds exhibit was also very cool. Real human skeletons, muscles, nerves, and more were visible to us as we explored the museum. I was fascinated but slightly grossed out by all the realistic looking bodies around me. There was plenty of information to read and reflect on. I learned a lot more about the human body then I knew before we took the trip. Overall, this was another exhibit I will not forget.