I often go to science museums in cities around the world, and I enjoy demos that make science look cool to others, outside of a cool "science, it works bitches" :)
Well, I have to say that the Exploratorium in San Francisco is the clear winner so far. They have hours (4H+ for us), of cool demos and science related exhibits, most of which I've never seen anywhere else. If does not make science cool to others.
fun with magnetism
the slingy that goes doewn forever, cool idea
the plate turned and the challenge was to draw a square on it. I failed.
this was cool! Seeing decomposition of a rat fed to a beetle colony after a few weeks.
very nice aquaphobic plant
I had never seen termites before, cool
example of fractal-like figures in nature
you could see a live chick embryo in an egg
special cool looking fish bred by humans
grow your mushrooms at home. Yeah, I do that :)
sublimation of frozen liquid nitrogen
Since we were in San Francisco, and had paid the lovely parking fee which can go over $30 now, we walked around Fisherman's Warf and Pier 39.
$40 parking is full, great...