D.C. Natural History Museum

It continues to snow here in the east.

We had to choose whether to stay trapped in the house all day or brave the precipitation.
Brave it is!
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We made the hour and a half drive up to Washington D.C.
and chose the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as our first place to explore.
This is a great FREE museum.
You can spend the entire day there and not get bored.
Great for a day with in-climate weather.
They have a large cafe you can get a meal at, great souvenir stores to browse,
and a butterfly room (which requires a ticket purchase.)
Tip#1:
I was glad we had packed our own food in with us.
The food prices are higher than Disneyland!
 DC natural history museum
 Grace and Joey were very brave and held several little buggies
including these roaches.
DC natural history museum, girl smiling
 Tip #2:
They have a coat check/lockers that I believe is free of charge available at the entrance.
Great for stashing bulky items
I loved the African nations exhibit. We all thought the practice of unique burial caskets was fun.
Or, you know, as fun as a coffin can be.
This would certainly put the fun in funeral.
DC natural history museum, coffin
DC natural history museum, shark teeth, kids smiling
Run Grace. Run!
DC natural history
I think bones are always a big draw and rightfully so.
DC natural history museum, bones
My kids L-O-V-E  the gem and rock exhibits. Especially Katie. She’s always been a rock hound.
I’m glad for them but it’s really a challenge for me to fake enthusiasm for rocks.
And of course the exhibits are always huge.
Why does the museum have 2 mummies and 15,000 rocks?
DC natural histroy museum, gem stones
The museum is worth seeing.
We had a great time and would love to go again.
After we see everything else there is to see in D.C.

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