Wait for your sister, I say. You cannot enter without her. The older kids are running toward the ball exhibit. They spotted a new activity and cannot wait to try it out. An entire wall is covered with transparent tubes that suck soft balls upward and then dump them out for waiting kids to catch.
We are here to celebrate the opening of the new Star Wars exhibit. Talking movie props. Television cameras. Staff members and guests in costume to match cinema roles. I am hungry, my son says. We eat hamburgers and broccoli steps from R2D2. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed, my eldest daughter says. We are the last people here. We will come back next week to find the hidden Fabergé Egg.
I have spent most of the last decade at Liberty Science Center. My family became members when my eldest child was an infant, and as our family has grown, we have continued to visit favorite exhibits and explore new ones.
I would not be where I am in life without this organization and the amazing people who run it. They have supported every single aspect of my career, from startups to writer to public figure. So when I get a call to participate in one of their initiatives? I am happy to say yes.
Today, I was honored to be part of the group that welcomed Star Wars to the museum. And my kids? Cannot stop talking about meeting R2D2.
Kathy Zucker is an international social media Shorty Award winner, mother of three and a startup founder at companies including the Metro Moms Network®.