The National Museum of American History
~ The Kids Loved The Exhibits ~
The last time we were in Washington, DC we visited the Natural History Museum. My kids loved the insect zoo, animals, and the Hope Diamond. Now we got to see the First Ladies’ dresses, a transportation exhibit, and flag folding demonstration. The kids had a blast! There are three levels to the museum, and the exhibits are quite updated. There are many new things to see! The transportation exhibit was amazing. It showed the transformation of transportation in the United States over the years, and there is even an old subway car to sit in. Drew loved seeing all the boat replicas too.
Kendal’s favorite was of course the First Ladies’ Dresses. This exhibit is an oldie but goodie at the museum. She was excited to see the picture of Michelle Obama wearing the dress and then seeing the dress showcased behind glass. I thought it was pretty cool too!
Going to the museums in DC is a wonderful experience for kids. It’s definitely a trip all families should take. The museums are of course free to the public and there is so much to see! We need to check out the Air & Space Museum next. We haven’t been there in years. The kids also want to go up the Washington Monument which we will do one day as well. I believe you need to buy tickets in advance for that. I also want to check out the Spy Museum. I will need to do some research before we head down there next time.
And finally, the kids most favorite part of the day, taking the Metro! Be aware though, Metro fares are up and they charge more after 3pm for “rush hour!” We got caught both ways being short on money. Oh, and the “paper tickets” now cost as well. It cost us almost $30 for the three of us to ride the Metro to the museum and back. A lot more than I remember before ~ and for public transportation I thought that was high. The kids loved it though.
Riding to DC
Coming Home……With Their Souvenirs