Last time we went to the Agriculture museum we bought a family pass that also lets us into the Museum of Science and Tech and the Aviation museum. So Elizabeth and I went to the Museum of Science and Tech on Friday and the Aviation museum today.
Elizabeth got to play with Auntie Janice at the Aviation museum. They might have had a little too much fun; at one point they set off an alarm because they got a little too close to one of the planes! The main thing I learned at the museum this time is that the floor is much cleaner at the Aviation museum than the Science and Tech museum. Okay, so I also found out that the first airplane steered with your shoulder blades, but I bet most moms of nearly-toddlers would be more interested in my rating of the cleaning staff...
I didn't take any pictures of the Science and Tech museum this time (left the camera at home!), but Elizabeth spent a lot of time crawling while pushing her stroller. She also enjoyed the flashing lights in the networking exhibit so we spent a lot of time pretending to be network packets again while she poked at the "fiber optic" cable. She sent a telegraph, talked on the phone, was confused by the rotary dial phone and tried to send Grandma and Grandpa H a photo by email. I don't know whether it arrived. We also spent a lot of time playing with the fake plastic food in the play kitchen by the food exhibit and throwing braille blocks on the floor. We learned that you can make a sound like a weird laughing dog if you pull on a wet shoelace attached to a soup can.
I'm realizing that if I go to a museum with Elizabeth on my own I'm going to see a lot of carpet and not a lot else. Surprisingly, this is okay.