When we first went into the exhibit room, Aiden clung to my legs and said, "Those dinosaurs are real, Mommy!" The dinosaurs are robotic and they move around and roar. I can definitely see how they would be scary to a small child. But once I explained to him that they weren't real (I had to touch one of them for him to believe me) he loved the exhibit and asked to go back and see them while we were visiting the rest of the museum.
This is the largest room in the museum and is home to the traveling exhibits. I LOVE the dinosaurs! They have a robotic dinosaur that the children can move around and make roar, a place to dig for pretend bones, two dino art tables, and an area for smaller children to uncover dinosaur eggs, read books, and work puzzles. LOVE it!
In my freshman year of college, my sorority had an overnight event at the museum and my group of friends and I decided to sleep inside the ark. With all the animals staring down at us.... Hmmm... That might be why we left in the middle of the night!
This area is really awesome too. The children can watch themselves on TV while they are giving the news and weather reports. Aiden yelled, "Mommy, look! Aiden on TV!"
There is a video of our local landscape from a plane's view playing constantly inside the plane. Pretty cute!
Aiden LOVED the tractor! Maybe because Papaw has one. I had to pry him off!
Learning about Air!
Picking a bowling ball up with a vacuum. I'm pretty sure he just likes the loud noise!
Giant Bubbles: We never did get them to work today!
OK there is a ton more. But I think I've gone into picture overload! It's a great place! I guess you can tell I'm pretty impressed by it! Aiden loves it and this is one of the places that I will really miss when we move. The Children's Museum in DC is under renovation and is not set to open until 2012!!