This past Monday was my last Monday in Washington. Next Monday, I’ll be in NYC and the Monday after that, I’ll be home again. So, I decided that I wanted to finish my D.C. Bucket List and visit one last museum: the National Museum of Natural History. Here’s why I liked it, but left within the hour…
Natural history musea are my favorite kind of musea. There’s just something about the evolution of nature and animals that I find very interesting. I’d heard great things about the Smithsonian Natural History museum, so I decided to give it a visit.
What I noticed immediately when walking through the first exhibit was that this museum is made for kids. From the information boards to the films and videos you can see. Everything is made for children. I guess that’s normal, because I know that if I had to take a kid to a museum, I would go to the natural history museum. It’s just fun for kids to see all the different kinds of animals and the evolution of mankind and mummies and dinosaurs and insects and stuff.
Normally, that wouldn’t bother me, but combine this with the fact that some people were on their spring breaks. It was so loud in the museum. Hundreds of screaming, excited kids running around. I kind of sound like an old lady complaining about loud children but it made it very hard for me to walk around and read the information.
What I really liked about this museum though was that they had a ton of live insects you could see from up close. Of course, there’s a thick layer of glass between you and the bugs but it’s still pretty cool. And if you really want to hold a bug, you can! But I’m just fine looking from a distance.
So to end this blog post, I just want to say that this museum is really cool. Just maybe don’t come during spring break or the weekends because you’ll be out of there within the hour :p
This monkey’s called Harry (for real, I didn’t make this up) and he’s watching a movie.