Day 19 – More Fun & Exploration
Learn the ASL signs for ‘rope’ ‘bubble’ and ‘Science’
We were given free passes to a place called WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach with our hotel booking. We figured we’d go and see what it was all about. It was a rainy day so it was a perfect time for an indoor activity. When we got to the place the kids immediately loved it because the building is upside down. It looks like it is standing on its roof and the kids thought that was the funniest thing. It turns out there were over 100 interactive science exhibits on three different floors. The kids were able to go from activity to activity and explore and learn. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this place as well. In fact we went back to the hotel for a nap and came back for more after dinner.
The best part (for me) was the ropes course. It is this amazing course of balance beams and ropes that span the entire ceiling cavity in this place. The scariest one was going over where the stairs were as you could see right down to the floor below. You are strapped in to a climbing harness and then roped in to overhead railings that will save you if you fall. You begin to make your way up the stairs to enter the course. There are a number of different ways you can go as all the paths link with and cross over each other. You are given a timer that goes off in 20 minutes. They do this so people won’t stay up there for hours on end. There really isn’t a start or finish once you enter the course, you can pick your path and just keep going around on different beams. Fireese was amazing! She wasn’t scared at all and walked over each beam with confidence, even turning back to me and telling me to not look down, that I’d be okay. My husband isn’t a fan of heights or rides so I am ecstatic to finally have a dare devil buddy to do all the rides and fun stuff with!
If you visit Myrtle Beach I would highly recommend a day at this place. Make sure to leave yourself enough time to fully enjoy the place. We were there for over 4 hours total and could have done more!