Living in a bigger city means lots more entertainment options. B and I decided to check out the City Museum, especially because I'd been recommended it by a few friends. I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that they were open until midnight during the weekends. B gets off work a little later in the day, and it's nice to live near places still open to visit after work.
The museum is fenced by this gigantic serpentine sculpture. The "outside area" of the museum is made up of a hodgepodge of metal and plastic sculptures that people can climb, slide, and play around in. It was way too hot for me to be outside, plus there were too many screaming kids, so I opted to stay inside instead.
The first floor houses these Labyrinthian caves that you can spend hours exploring. There are tons of narrow passages, small cubby holes, and winding paths to walk through. Climbing around in the dark peppered with the shrill sounds of yelping kids, with the nauseating smell of chlorine and sweat surrounding me, my acrophobia was renewed that day.
The third floor was a bit more my style and was (not surprisingly) empty. Crammed into this floor were huge blocks of carved stone, old historical windows and building decor. There was also a collection of insects and preserved parts of small animals that I ogled for quite a while. Confession: It is a huge dream of mine to visit the Natural History Museum in London, especially the Darwin center. OMG. Specimens.
It was quite late when we left the museum, and the moon was high in the sky. The City Museum is an interesting concept, but ultimately, not for me. Most areas of the museum felt like playgrounds with too many children and not enough parental supervision. I also didn't appreciate that the inside was sweltering hot, even with the a/c on. I guess I'm more of the "conventional museum" type of person, and I'm eager to go visit some of those soon!
Have you visited the City Museum? What's your fave museum of all time?