Editor’s Picks

Editor’s Pick: Ants Ants Ants

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Remember the magic and groove of Jack Johnson’s album, “Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George”? When the soundtrack was released in 2006, accompanying the associated animated film’s release, it seemed to melt even the hardest of music snobs’ hearts into a nostalgia for a simpler way of perceiving the world through a child’s… Read More

Children’s Festival 2018

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Vancouver Family Magazine is thrilled to announce our 12th annual Children’s Festival on March 24, 2018 at Vancouver Mall, from 10 am-3 pm. Families are invited to enjoy a day of free activities including face painting, balloon art, dance performances, interactive demonstrations, samples, prizes, games, and more. All activities are free! Local family friendly businesses are… Read More

Of Superheroes and Princesses

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A quick scan of any preschoolers’ bedroom reveals a magical realm of characters and creatures. If play is the work of childhood, then most kids toil industriously, extrapolating meaning from the world around them as they inhabit their heroes’ identities. Their world of make believe is enchanting. So enchanting in fact, that it can lead… Read More

OMSI’s “Illusion” Exhibit Bends Reality

  • The Hurwitz Singularity by Jonty Hurwitz, , as part of Illusion at Science Gallery Dublin. Image by Science Gallery (sciencegallery.com) 3
  • The Hurwitz Singularity by Jonty Hurwitz, , as part of Illusion at Science Gallery Dublin. Image by Science Gallery (sciencegallery.com) 2
  • Cubes by Jennifer Townley, as part of Illusion at Science Gallery Dublin. Image by Science Gallery (sciencegallery.com)
  • Delicate Boundaries by Chris Sugrue as part of Illusion at Science Gallery Dublin. Image by Science Gallery (sciencegallery.com)
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Humans possess remarkable senses that provide us with an astonishing array of native abilities and defenses. But what happens when many of our heretofore predators and natural dangers are no longer direct threats? We follow as our curiosity leads us toward manipulating those senses for the sake of art and amusement. OMSI’s newest featured exhibit,… Read More