Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Huntington

These are what the houses looked like on the property and yes I did say houses.

Picture of the different constellations in the science room.

Replica of Galileo's telescope.

The perpetrator a.k.a. The Stinky Plant

On our trip to California and Disneyland earlier this month Nathan wanted to show us the beautiful gardens they have at The Huntington. All I can say is that this place is amazing! They have different themed gardens throughout the property and we didn't even get to see them all. They also have an awesome collection of artwork, books,etc. One of the houses that we went into had info and pictures about science, which Shyanne loved, the human body and light. In the science exhibit they have a telescope similar to the one that Galileo used which was pretty cool to get an idea of what he would've seen. On the property they also have a conservatory which houses exotic plants, etc. They have this one special plant in particular that I believe is called the stinky plant and for good reason. When it blooms it gives off a scent similar to that of rotting meat- good thing we weren't there when it bloomed! It was a big deal and they had people there from the history channel to cover it. I don't think that we were able to see half of the things that we there, but hopefully the next time we go back to California we can stop by again!