Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Skirball Cultural Center

We had somewhat of a late start to our mini vacation. We decided to let Alex go to school while we packed. It was noon and we were off to Santa Barbara for the Dan Zanes concert, Alex's 3rd concert. We headed up the 405, passed the Getty, then saw the Skirball Cultural Center. David had heard that they were having a Superhero comic book exhibit so decided to take a short detour to check it out. It was a good thing we did because we got in for FREE including parking! Not spending any money at the start of our vacation - Priceless ; )
Of course Alex couldn't wait to get there.
Zap! Pow! Bam! Free is good, thank you mam!

Super Mommy at the costume area - hey that's for the kids!

Super Daddy calm, cool, collected, despite Superman crashing our party.

Alex practicing the art of drawing comics despite the Joker's antics.

Now it was off to Noah's Ark.

How appropriate that I wore my zebra print scarf.

Metal sculptures of an elephant and zebras.

Alex rides the camel outside Noah's Ark.

The whole thing was interactive for kids

even the aadults could play.

The red owls made of fans was my favorite

as were the wooden camels and giraffe.

The lifesize models were truly spectacular!

Looks like both exhibits will be around until end of August.

Outside for some fresh air.

A lovely ampatheater for concerts.

A cool outdoor sculpture with spraying mists.

Alex just couldn't help himself - there was a rainbow!

Lesson learned: "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour."

1 comment:

Melissa Spence said...

Very cool detour exhibits you guys saw! Love the Super Mommy pic and Alex drawing his comics!