Natural History Saturday

We spent today at the Natural History Museum in DC. I’m not going to write much about it – those of you who’ve been following along since we left New Zealand will know how many Natural History Museums we have visited – so I won’t bore you with yet another description!

Suffice to say we had a great day and now that we have ticked off the Natural History Museum we can start visiting the myriad of other museums on offer in DC.

The great rotunda inside the Natural History Museum.
The great rotunda inside the Natural History Museum.
One of the great things about the DC Natural History Museum is the amazing collection of fossils.
One of the great things about the DC Natural History Museum is the amazing collection of fossils.
They were surprisingly beautiful.
They were surprisingly beautiful.
Fossils, fossils everywhere.
Fossils, fossils everywhere.
There were lots of bones too.
There were lots of bones too.
Even a set of Moa bones which these two Kiwis were delighted to find.
Even a set of Moa bones which these two Kiwis were delighted to find.
We met caterpillars...
We met caterpillars…
that were quite happy to be held...
that were quite happy to be held…
and butterflies...
and butterflies…
that were very happy to hold onto us!
that were very happy to hold onto us!
We hung out with a friendly chimpanzee...
We hung out with a friendly chimpanzee…
and played with the skulls...
and played with the skulls…
of some of our earliest ancestors.
of some of our earliest ancestors.
We admired the paintings on display...
We admired the paintings on display…
and caught up with a couple of film stars...can you spot them?
and caught up with a couple of film stars…can you spot them?

We finished the day with pizza in Alexandria’s old town district, and for the first time in our five months of living here, we said “yes” when asked if we wanted a box for leftovers – great pizza.

Very quick update over at my How To Make an American Quilt Page and a big Happy Birthday shout out to our fabulous cousin and niece, Molly – hope you are having a wonderful day!

Take care everyone – missing you and sending lots of love xxx

One Reply to “Natural History Saturday”

  1. So you even found Moa Bones!! Loved this trip too so much to see and
    touch and experience………..Edie love the boots!!
    Grannie

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