Tuesday, August 27, 2013

American Indian Museum - H Fam Sightseeing Part 18

Last beautiful Sunday we went to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian one of the many wonderful museums at the National Mall. We went as part of our H Fam Summer Camp - Native American Days.

We arrived early and decided to check some other things out a bit since the museums do not open until 10am.

We checked out the outside of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden



 

They're working on the monument!


Then walked down to the Reflecting Pool in front of the Capitol Building since it was pretty much next to the museum.


Me and one kid

Me and two kids

Me and three kids

The three kids :)


It's a beautiful museum inside and out, like a piece of art in of itself!













There's a special kids section on the 3rd floor, the ImagiNAtions Activity Center.








While the museum is a piece of art and the sections where all very informative. I did feel there was a ton of verbiage and not enough visuals. I say that as an adult, not just as a mother of three young children. There has to be more artifacts! I would of love to of seen it grouped together in a way that made more organization sense, it felt rather random and disconnected. I left feeling like I wish I could of seen and learned more... I wanted more of a glimpse into daily life, and culture instead of just random snippets. But all in all, can't truly complain! We had a nice morning and it's wonderful to go do stuff like this and be able to get home for a late lunch & nap/quiet times and have the rest of the day!

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