We threw caution to the wind today and spent the morning at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with some friends. We almost met up with Kristen, but missed each other somewhere in the dinosaur bones. I’d write a long post about the great time we had, the fun the six kids had as we learned all about the earth, the mammals, the planets, rocks, gems, and of course the giant ‘saurs, but I think you can imagine your own fun that you’ve had with your own kids, and you’re probably already smiling in agreement now.
Super fun. We’re going to go to museums every week this summer, for as long as I can walk between car and metro and metro and museum.
If you’re a local friend and want to join us, email me or twitter @whymommy and we’ll figure out how to meet up!
And if you make it down to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on 5 July, please do come to the Biodiverse Planet tent and check out the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef table. I plan to help staff the table that morning until about 12:30. Fun for all ages and a chance to have your own creations exhibited in the Smithsonian! All submitted pieces will be included in the Community Reef being assembled as part of a special exhibit opening in October at the Natural History Museum’s Ocean Hall. See http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/hreef/index.html for more details.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a morning than with you and your boys at a museum! My kids would go nuts over dinosaur bones (we don’t have as many here as you do in the Smithsonian).
And I’ve heard of and seen pics of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, I would love to see that! It appeals to my mathematical crafty heart.
Have a wonderful summer. We’ll snuggle up here with warm blankets, hot chocolate, and forays outside to look at the stars in the early evening with the whole family 🙂
Michael’s going to be in camp most of the summer, but we have some odd days off, and I’d love to join you on your outings, and he loves museums. So I’ll let you know when we are off. Keep me in mind!
We live in the mountains in Northern California…but we will be in D.C. the first week of July visiting in-laws. Thanks for the post…I am so excited to see as much as we can with our 7 & 9 yr old kids. Is the D.C. Duck we’ve heard so much about worth it, or should we save our $$? Can’t wait for the Museum of Natural History & the Air & Space!!
Glad you had a good time!
Happy Father’s Day to WonderDaddy!
Next time you come to Natural History, call me and I’ll give you and your kids a behind the scenes tour of the meteorites!!!