We read Gail Gibbons book Galaxies, Galaxies! and then created the four most common galaxies with Elmer's glue, glitter and our imaginations. We live in the Milky Way Galaxy which is a Spiral Galaxy. Our galaxy is about 100,000 light years wide. Our solar system is located in one of the arms of our galaxy. It would take us 30,000 light years to travel from our solar system to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy!