It’s been months since we’ve had a family outing and Thursday’s afternoon was the perfect time for us! No barfing or sickness. It was astonishing to see my kiddos’ eyes light up with wonder and not rushing to leave. I was certain they’d complain of the loud music and spurts of darkness during the immersive show but nothing of that sort.
Since I didn’t know what to expect, I went with an open-minded attitude and took an Advil before the hour-long drive. Who knows what a traffic heavy car ride and then viewing images in a dark room could do for my migraine?! But to my surprise, I adjusted quickly and appreciated the striking combination of music, shifting paintings, and choreography of the 35 minute experience. Chris and I experienced slight dizziness in the beginning, but you get to sit on a bench, or chair in a lighted circle (that’s already social distanced) Chris and I got tad dizzy when we first went into the room, but once you get adjusted and find the right distance to look at the images, then that made the difference.
A friend recommended taking ear plugs for kids since the music can get loud. I took them just in case, but I think they’re ears have acclimated to loud sounds from watching their favorite YouTube video game streamers, who can give you permanent ear damage, so they did fine.
This SF show was sold out but it was back due to popular demand and with a promotion! Thank goodness we got a chance to have our winter cultural experience and get familiar with Van Gogh’s work and life.
Categories: Museum outing
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!