Today our itinerary at the Pacific Science Museum begins at the circus exhibit and then moves on to “BiPed Game Show” about our human ancestor, Lucy and what her remains can teach us about BiPedalism. There is a tightrope in this circus that you can walk (harnessed in) and a trampoline with a hip strap so that you can do front and back spins in the air.
Evergreen peers, Nicole, Janelle, Sophie and Annabel meet at the Circus exhibit. Above is Janelle walking the tight-rope fabulously. There is no matt and you feel the thin wire could not possibly be all you have to stand on. Turns out this wire is 3x the size of the one used by circus professionals.
Simone center front eagerly hoping to be cast as one of the contestants for the science game show on BiPedialism. She wasn’t picked this time but has been in the past. She loves the questions about our homo sapien ancestor, Lucy and when it is time for the audience to help the participants, she and Sophie shout out the answers. The game show tells the story of Lucy who lived in Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago. She is from the genus Australopithecus Afarensis and is a Biped…which is ascertained by the neck hinge and the inward leaning knees. The museum game shows are packed.
Outside of the science museum is the whale waterfall. The inscription describes how whales used to swim from the Pacific Ocean through Lake Union and into Lake Washington. Hard to believe. Imagine jumping off the dock in Madison Park and swimming with an Orca pod.