Visit to the Smithsonian's Museums

Trip Start May 21, 2006
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Trip End Jun 04, 2006


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Thursday, June 1, 2006

Started the day off by visiting the Smithsonian Castle. It is the Smithsonian's first building but today only functions as information center and administrative offices. Next stop, Nation air and space museum. According to Dennis Miller, he thought the museum should be empty but instead full of exhibits about aircrafts, spacecrafts, history and principles of flight. Being scientifically challenged, I don't find this museum particularly interesting, although they were tons, I meant, tons of visitors. The exhibit I was really interested in was the Milestones of flight gallery. It is the gallery that has the wood-and-fabric plane that the Wright brothers were successful in flying. The bike made by the brothers is also on display.

National Museum of Natural History was our next stop. In this Smithsonian museum, one can see collections of dinosaur fossils, gemstones, taxidermed animals, insect zoo, and even a fossil lab. It is a great museum for visitors young and old.
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