We had a short trip to DC and knew that this was one of the museums on our "Must See" list. The outside is huge and you walk up and can see some of the airplanes and rockets from the outside. When I walked in I was a bit disappointed though as I was expecting something larger (Picture the scene from the 2nd Transformers movie...). The exhibits were great though. I liked that they went into detail about the specifics of moon landing and space travel. One of my favorite things was the model replica of the Launch from one of the major space shuttles. I guess I didn't realize how large space shuttles are. I think the replica was 1/20th or something similar to that. And it was over my head. Pretty impressive. The museum was great though. They have lots of very unique and high profile exhibits. I honestly thought the Wright Brothers plane was a replica until the security guard told me it was the original. Pretty crazy that can last 100 years. Another favorite was the Spirit of St. Louis. It was very busy and crowded in this museum considering it was a Saturday but we still got to see a lot of neat things. They had a lot of activities going on at different ends of the musuem. One side had a workshop where you can build a paper rocket and shoot it into the air. The 'Air' side had some people salsa dancing... kind of random but interesting. The museum wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it was great. Very geared towards kids but adults can enjoy it as well.
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