Melissa had the excellent idea of going to the State Museum Planetarium this afternoon. It was a 30-minute presentation that started off with a tour of the March night sky by constellation, with artwork overlaid on each featured one. Then they played a fun film-in-the-round called Passport To The Universe that was a three-dimensional virtual tour of the known universe.

This was Ryan’s first trip to a planetarium; every other word out of his mouth was “cool”. This is the third planetarium I can recall visiting. The first was at the Pink Palace in Memphis; the second was the Strasenburgh in Rochester. This one is a little smaller than I remember those being, but perhaps it’s because I’m bigger.

At $3.50 for adults and $3 for kids at the otherwise free State Museum, I’d definitely recommend an occasional trip.