I visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago not too long ago. I am sad to say I was totally disappointed. The building is beautiful, the exhibits well put together, however it did nothing for me.
The only places that I feel are worth the potential ticket for entrance are art museums. Unless you are going to school at the moment and know nothing about certain topic, old fashion natural and science museums are probably the reason kids are more interested in what the latest celebrity is doing rather than how to learn about an almost extinct species.
Museums are not that cool. I think in the age of the internet, places should keep up with the time and make themselves a lot more interactive and like video games let you pick your experience level. I walked through and did not learn anything that was not a useless fact, sure it might have been a weird or surprising fact, but useless in the end.
I think some places are doing the science thing right. Even though geared towards kids, Earth Works here in KC was one of the coolest science places I have ever visited.
Also moving forward does not mean using technology to turn dead people into living displays…
I caught a lot of flying tomatoes due to my stance on the whole bodies revealed coming to Kansas City. I stood here and let people think and talk about how I was promoting ignorance. Even off the blogsphere I had people tell me that they had seen, loved and supported the exhibit. All I was trying to do was to give people more information (that kind of sounds like fighting ignorance to me) before they supported something so shady.