Yesterday we had the opportunity to see Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders perform, as part of the opening festivities of the new Tony Hawk Rad Science exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS).
All I can say is… it was awesome. Here’s the event description from the LHS website…
“Watch Tony Hawk, along with other professional skateboarders, perform an exciting demonstration on a specially designed vertical skate ramp set up just outside the Hall. Get into the science behind their skateboarding when UC Berkeley physics professor Joel Fajans provides insights into how physics is being applied. From our incredible location overlooking the San Francisco Bay, you’ll see skateboarding in a whole new way.”
First, my five-year-old, playing on one of the skateboards in the “Bodacious Board Balance” exhibit… if you have a kid who’s into skateboarding, you have to check this exhibit out!! My son couldn’t get enough.
My husband and son watching the skateboarding event….
Finally, the view from the Lawrence Hall of Science… San Francisco across the bay… one of the many reasons I love this museum so much!
- ‘Tony Hawk: Rad Science’ takes flight at Lawrence Hall of Science (newscenter.berkeley.edu)
- The Science of Shredding (eastbayexpress.com)