More National Mall Walking and Exploring

We started today at the Hirshorn Art Museum. It was a bizarre art museum. They had a lot of pop and modern art. I was confused by the giant blueberries.


Robert Irwin had a special gallery and it was like a bunch of optical illusions. This isn’t a blank canvas it is made of tiny dots. You can’t see the dots until you are a foot away. I stepped backwards and crossed a line on the floor that made an alarm buzz. I didn’t get in trouble. It was to warn people there was a display in the middle of the room. It was a glass pilar. I guess that is an art display.

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The lobby was all together another form of bright weird art. I don’t think I consider this art.

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Next we visited the Smithsonian Castle. We loved the fountains and the gardens all around it.

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I thought it was cool to see Mr. Smithson’s crypt. He was the benefactor of the Smithsonian Museums.


Even though it was drizzly we were able to rid the carousel.


I was less than thrilled but had a good time.


Several of the smaller museums we were planning to go to were closed for renovation. Even the Mall is closed for renovation. So we headed to the Natural History Museum. I have been dying to get here all week.


We learned about some cool bugs in the insect area.

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In the skeleton display we saw a hedgehog skeleton.


We saw the Hope Diamond but I wasn’t impressed at all. I thought it was kind of small for a diamond!


We played with the giant lode stone for a long time.



After we explored all the rocks, gems and animals we headed to the American History Museum. E saw a sign for the “Spark Lab” and we entered and stayed for several hours! We never got to see the museum because we were having so much fun inventing.


I made wire glasses.



I designed a lamp.


My best invention was a sonar car that blind people could use to help them get around.

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