Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Museum of Natural History/Monument

While Papa was here last week we also went into DC on Friday.  We went to the Museum of Natural History, and walked up to the Monument after.  Here are some pictures from our day...

 

The kids in front of some pretty Tulips, before going into the museum



Gabriel & Andrew in front the Museum Of Natural History(they thought this looked like the Olmec Heads that we studied in History)



Gabriel



Andrew



Daddy talking to the kids about some Dinosaur eggs



Gabriel on the upper level looking down



Daniel in the "Discovery Room", using binoculars



Gabriel listening to the ocean



Joshua getting ready to look @ some things through the microscope



Andrew checking out Daddy's teeth



Gabriel w/ a replica of the human skull



Daddy & Josh with the skull of a Hyena



Andrew using the magnifying glass to get a closer look



Gabriel looking @ different toys from around the world



Mariann getting to try the binoculars



Josh thought these were handcuffs



Papa, Daniel, & Gabriel next to a giant squid



Hard to believe, but this giant squid was a 2-3 yo female, and 36 ft. when alive

 



Alisha in an exhibit about bones.  Perfect timing as she was putting together a report for her writing class on bones



So cool that we were @ the Aquarium days before, and looking @ live Sting Rays, then here you can see the skeleton of them



Daniel in the  Insect Exhibit.  He really enjoyed this interactive area.  You could touch something, and it would show you where that insect would be located in the home.



 

Daddy & Gabriel reading about Termites



We got to see an "Australian Walking Stick insect" up close, and she was even laying eggs(look closely in the lady's hand and you can see one)



A "Madagascar hissing Roach"



There were a few people there that day



Papa & kids



Mommy, Gabriel, and Mariann, w/ a giant Quartz behind us



The famous Hope Diamond



The Monument



Papa, Daddy, and kids in front of the Monument



Yturaldi's in front of the Monument



Daddy & his boys by the Monument, with the Capital in the background



Papa & boys by the Monument



Papa, Daddy, & the boys(yeah it was a little windy)



Andrew up close by the Monument



 

 

 

 

 

 

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