Even toddlers can have those "remember when" moments. Here Bubby is recalling the fun he and I had on the Dumbo ride at Disney World.
My niece loves the Wizard of Oz, so she was quite pleased to set her eyes on Dorothy's ruby red slippers.
On the next visit we checked out the following areas: Presidential, Science & Technology, and of course Old Glory-The Star Spangled Banner. The very flag that was flown over Fort McHenry in the Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812. This is definitely worth a stop for the flag alone. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed. The flag is too fragile, the exhibit is dimly lit to help in the preservation.
To the left Princess is standing next to a chess set used by one of the first families in the White House. To the right The General is watching one of the video clips, which is one of his favorite learning mediums. It is quite insightful to observe how each child takes in the different exhibits.
Here Bubby is playing in the hands on portion of the museum. This is a new section of technology and science. They had experiments for the big kiddos and this play area for toddlers. I think they all had a great time.
Tips for touring: As always, I recommend visiting DC in the fall (nice weather, less people). Summer is too hot, and starting in the spring all of the schools start their field trips. . .again TOO CROWDED! If you must come during peak periods, get there first thing in the morning.
There are little restaurants in the museums, but they can be pricey. Most allow you to bring in a bag lunch, which can save you money.