having spent nearly five years in the dc area, moving to the emerald city was a shock where museum entrance fees are concerned. i don’t remember the last time i paid to enter a museum… but one of my first visits here was to the seattle zoo and i was very monetarily unprepared. luckily my friend snapped me out of my shock with her visitor pass. but that was back in february. i have yet to explore all the amazing museums offered nearby.
so last week we decided to tag along with some friends and take advantage of the first thursday free offer. we headed off to what i though was the science museum. i was thinking about the smithsonian and knew it wouldn’t be nearly as impressive… but still i anticipated the outing. as we approached the entrance i realized that we weren’t entering a building full of fossils and skeletons but rather one full of, well, freaks! it was the science fiction museum and i swear i felt like i had entered another world!
i also realized i wasn’t extremely well versed in sci-fi… i recognized a vonnegut here or a bradbury there… but that was about it. and i had only seen a handful of movies… it was very cool to listen to the original broadcast of the war of the worlds which sparked pandemonium as well as see some original costumes… but all and all i left knowing what i already knew.
i am not a trekkie.