The Museum wanted to show what they did there, and the role it played in protecting the documents of the American people. It showed how they store maps of the nation in drawers and when borders change how the document it. It had an exhibit where you could pull out Top Secret documents, or navigate on a computer screen, pulling and pushing buttons, how they move from document to document. There was also one where they had all the old kinds of computers (Brian's favorite part) and the sizes of hard drives it used to take to house the documents, as compared to now. It really had so much there that if I wrote them all, my writings would go on and on and I think it would get really boring. Just know that they have made all these places very kid-friendly. And did I mention that they're all FREE? How cool is that?
Natural History Museum
I didnt' get any pictures from the Natural History Museum. There's only so many dinosaur bones you can see. But the one thing they had there were JEWELS!
I know this seems weird to post about jewels but these were really impressive jewels. One set was from Marie Antoinette, another from a Spanish princess (don't know her name). They also housed the largest diamond, the Hope Diamond, which has been around since the 1600's. Gifts from Napoleon
I don't know if you can read this but this next set is a gift from Emperor Napoleon to his wife on the BIRTH OF THEIR CHILD. Note to Brian: I want this kind of jewelry after giving birth!