Remember that date we tried to go to the Arizona Science Center on First Friday and it just didn't happen? We decided we'd try and go the next month, when our lovely guest blogger Katie clued us into culture passes. We'd heard of them, but also heard they were impossible to get so we never gave merit to it. HOWEVER, they are so not impossible to get and you can look them up on the library catalog. If you go when it opens you're almost guaranteed to get the one you want. We were thrilled to nab one to the Science Center, and decided to forgo the First Friday madness and visit on a less busy day instead.
ZPizza came up at the top of our list.
With local, organic ingredients and some great lunch specials, it really is a winner! The taste was quite incredible. We decided we could hit an open mic night and eat pizza for a date and die happy. We'll be back for sure.
Some dates I feel like I get to play professor and tell Jacob all about the art or the literary references, but this was one date that this cute electrical/energy engineer told me about everything we looked at. He was like a kid in a candy store with a big smile on his face at every exhibit. He's also the hottest tour guide I've ever had!
Then we played with some smart windows that help save energy.
Followed by a lesson for me on lighting. Jacob is the man to ask about light bulbs, he really knows his stuff and can calculate all kinds of power savings and conversions in his head, I guess doing it for a living helps quite a bit. I sure love that I married a smart man!
We played with many other exhibits and learned quite a bit (well, at least I did).
One of our favorites was the bed of nails. Man physics can really be so cool! And I'd like to shout out to one of the best teachers I've ever had, Mr. Pa'ne for teaching me the rules I still remember and letting me walk on a bed of broken glass in class. I'll always owe my love of science to that man!
Van Gogh Alive. I know, if you've been a reader for a while this won't surprise you. If not, let me once again introduce you to my obsession with Vincent (here or here). I feel like I've studied him so much we're on a first name basis here.
The exhibit is usually $25 to get in, but with a culture pass it's only $11- double score on that one!
If you live in AZ and want to see it you'd better get a move on, it's only here through June 17th. Luckily for every one else- it's touring and hopefully will show up at your state science center soon!
Even if you just choose the free option this is really one fun, academic date that I think any couple would enjoy.