If you’re within day-trip range of Washington, D.C., and aren’t yet planning to go to the USA Science & Engineering Festival expo today, what in the wide, wide world of sports are you waiting for? Quit reading blogs and go — the blog articles will still be there when you get back.
My kids and I went yesterday to the (free) expo and had an absolute blast. There’s stuff for kids of pretty much all ages — and if you’re having trouble figuring out what’s age-appropriate for your kids, the expo’s website lets you filter the list of exhibits by age range. It’s so wonderful to see the huge turnout the expo is getting, and the various exhibits do a great job of making science and engineering accessible to kids and to less scientifically-inclined adults. We had so much fun there yesterday we’re going back today!
And there are, as you’d expect, a ton of geeks there. I wore one of my GeekDad shirts, of course, and I’ve rarely received so many compliments on it — not so much from people who read this blog, but mostly from people who thought it was cool that I was a geek and a parent and proud of being both … in other words, people who should be reading this blog.
I’ll write up more about the festival in the next few days. But I wanted to make sure to get the call out today: If you can get yourself and your kids down to D.C. today between 10am and 5:30pm, I promise you won’t be disappointed if you do. And if you go, keep an eye out for a guy wearing a GeekDad shirt with two kids wearing Red Sox baseball caps, and please introduce yourself if you see me — I always love to meet our readers.