So much to see, and learn here, a well curated collection. There were not a lot of interactive exhibits for children, like other Smithsonian museums, though. I really feel it was missing some umph, that extra little bit that makes the museum enjoyable for small children. A bit slow and the big draw, the dinosaurs, have recently been removed for a time. We enjoyed seeing the giant squid all stretched out, with eyes like dinner plates. The museum exhibits are laid out nicely, and traffic flows well. I like the little windows that show children the people at work, makes the career a more tangible option to consider. There is a bit of a stuffy atmosphere here, and the gift shop was the kids favorite part. I would really like to see some more color and more interactive exhibits to bump this one up to 5 stars.
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