Museum of Science, Boston & “Vine”

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Monday I took my kids and some of the OTB Homeschoolers and a public school friend into Boston for a day at the Museum of Science.   It was all tweens/teens which is a whole new experience for me, especially giving the older kids some space to explore the museum together with out a short leash.  As long as they stayed together and checked in with me, they were able to do what they wanted.


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The younger ones stuck with me, and we enjoyed Mathematica, the Pirate exhibit, the Electricity show and the Physics exhibit before having lunch and getting tickets for the planetarium.  One area the kids all seemed to enjoy was the temporary exhibit on Design.  Museum of Science is one of the many places that is driving distance (or even Train accessible) in Massachusetts that creates fantastic learning experiences and opportunities for our kiddos. See an extensive list of places here.


I took the opportunity to play with a the new Twitter app called Vine.  (see some cool random submissions here) It’s a new Twitter app that allows you to make a 6 second video to share with your friends. Don’t believe the negative hype – it has potential for some pretty great creative ideas.  (I love new toys).  I had fun with it, and the kids had fun hanging together and exploring the museum.

You can see some of our MOS videos here.

My favorite part of all, however, was on the ride home when the song “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes came on the radio, and all 5 kids sang it at full voice.  It made me so happy that we made the decision to homeschool.  It has given my kids such a great opportunity  to build lifelong friendships with kids who have similar interests and personalities – kids who are not afraid of being themselves together.

What is your favorite homeschool moment?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.



2 thoughts on “Museum of Science, Boston & “Vine”

  1. Hi Krysten, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately as I have desired the thought of homeschooling for a few years now but always have found a way to talk myself out of it. Brianna and James are in 4th and 5th grade now, winding down the elementary school years. This week during the kids school vacation I picked up a book that I had put on a shelf for a couple of years about it, and started to read it and can’t get the thought out of my head to seriously go for it!! Would love to talk more with you when we both have the time! Thank you for your courage to step out of the norm! It is noticed. And I feel inspired by you! Love you lots! Denise :o)

    1. Wow, I can’t believe your kids are so big, but yeah, I guess they all get big when we’re not looking! 😀 I’m so glad I could inspire you, and I really feel that homeschooling is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for our family. I’ll pm you my cell number and feel free to call me anytime. I think you would enjoy homeschooling as a natural educator and a fantastic mom. ❤ I wish we had done it sooner!

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