I decided to plan an afternoon trip to my city’s science center and cap the day with a film in their gigantic IMAX theater.
This would mark the first time I took a trip to our city’s science center since going with my fifth grade class several decades ago.
A few things have changed, but I’m surprised by how many of the original exhibits are still on display. They even have a beautiful butterfly garden outside that has many lushish trees that started as small plants when I saw them the last time. My favorite part of the science center was always the IMAX theater. It’s an experience that you have to see with your own eyes to understand. It feels like you’re in a massive stadium with a screen that stretches far above your head and far below your feet. This gives the effect of feeling like you’re dangling in mid air in front of a film screen blown up to 10 times its normal size. When you see a film with a ton of drone footage of cliff sides and landscapes, it’s an unforgettable experience. When I went recently, I decided to take an edible that I purchased at the cannabis dispensary a day prior. I had lost the container that one of the pieces of candy came in that had the THC percentage on its label. I stupidly ate the entire piece of chocolate ahead of my trip to the science center. I thought the IMAX experience would be sublime, but the effects of the edible were so strong and unpleasant that I started to get massive vertigo watching the screen. I kept thinking that I was going to pass out from the stress. When I got home later that night I found the packaging for the candy. I had managed to eat 200 milligrams of THC! That is much more than an average person would ever dream of taking in one sitting.