This was the last museum of the day - The National Museum of Natural History. Free entry for a world class museum. For parents thinking of taking their kids for a holiday, actually Washington DC will be a good choice as there are many places which are educational in nature that can be visited free of charge.
Once inside, I was first greeted by an elephant at the lobby - another figure that could be seen coming alive in the movie "Night at the Museum" and the elephant was itself an attraction to the visitors. How would I describe the museum? Just too many things to see but too little time. I hope I will be able to come back for more.
|the museum building, the entrance|
and the foyer
|some of the crowd|
|dead animals on display|
|... and more animals|
|bones and skeletons|
|.... more bones and skeletons|
|skeletons in abundance|
|stones: raw and processed|
|every woman's best friends|
|having a whale of a time|
I spent about 3 hours here and I believed there were exhibits that I had missed. And I could not take all the interesting exhibits as there were too many of them. But still, I had had a whale of a time there and felt much wiser and knowledgeable upon leaving.