Ice Breaker – Museum

Ice Breaker

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Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

Yesterday, I took Leanne to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.  The Barnes is a museum full of Impressionist artwork.  It is made up of the personal art collection of Dr. Barnes who passed away in 1950s.  We had a fun day together in the city, and our visit to this museum is the inspiration for this week’s Stretched Ice Breaker.

Question:  What is your favorite museum?  What museum would you most like to visit?

My Answer:  My favorite museum is the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.  The Franklin Institute is an interactive science museum.  I remember attending this museum as a little kid with my family, and I loved to play with all the “toys” that actually taught science principles.  I’ve been there several times over the past few years, and I still love playing with all the “toys”.

As for the second part of the question, I’ll answer it in two parts.  First, I’d love to visit the annex to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center).  I’ve been to the original museum a couple of times which was spectacular.  And I’d love to see the newer museum at some point.  I’d especially enjoy seeing the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Second, I would love to visit the “Stolpe” museum.  I know this doesn’t really exist, but I’d love to go to a museum that documents my family’s history.  I think it would be interesting to learn more about my family from the past.

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