I'd say "Science is fun, scary and sometimes cute."
What was fun at the Natural History Museum?
Gawking at the hundred pound gem-quality jade. Hey, what can I say, I grew up admiring jade jewelry. Plus it's Chinese New Year. My friend also pointed out a mineral and gemstone that looked just like a snowman hugging a column. The three others in the group agreed. So cute! Besides all that cuteness, magnificent and mysterious shards of tourmaline shone. Some of the minerals created shapes like brain coral.
What was scary?
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What was cute?
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In addition to the play, the taxidermy North American and African Mammals were a sight. The young coyotes, baby Kudu and mountain sheep were heart-meltingly cute. My favorite exhibit was of the Peccaries, a family of mammals that looked like bristly boars but belonged to something other than the pig family. The "piglet" was the same size as a chihuahua and it's eyes were fierce-looking. Mighty adorable!
I'd recommend this museum as a great date trip or just a family outing.
Happy Museum Hopping!