The National Museum of Natural History was fairly busy, and there was lots to see. Leah enjoyed the butterfly garden - while Ian was a bit creeped out.
There was a tiny aquarium there, with everyone talking about "Dora" and "Nemo". Regardless, Ian really enjoyed watching the fishes swim.
After a long day, we decided to take in the National Museum of American History, which is right next door. Ian liked the ships and boats on display, in keeping with his nautical interest of late.
The top floor had a presidential section, and Leah gave her best at a stirring campaign speech.
Ian did, too. Too bad they are too young for a write-in this year . . .
The National Museum of American History also has the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 - of Francis Scott Key and "The Star Spangled Banner" fame, on display. I think that was everyone's favorite part of that museum. If not, it definitely was mine!