One of the nice perks about Brent’s job is that it comes with a Prime Card, which is basically a discount card good at tons of local restaurants and attractions. We don’t use it for restaurants, but it is fantastic for activities to do with a toddler. We used it to check out the Museum of Flight this morning. While I’d probably be hesitant to pay the $20 each adult admission fee, for $4 each, it was a lot of fun.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was huge and Cormac loved it. Seeing his face as he immediately ran around pointing at all the planes, “big red airplane!” “little yellow airplane!” “big green airplane!” “spaceship!” was absolutely hilarious. The Great Gallery was our favorite part. It was a huge open area with basically a history of airplanes, from a replica of the Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine, to a passenger plane, to one of the retired Blue Angel jets.
Cormac wanted to point them all out to us.
And he even got to test out a few cockpits.
The Flight Zone was the toddler/kids area and had mini planes the kids could climb in, as well as elementary school kid explanations about flight.
Cormac was all about pushing as any buttons as he could find.
I thought the Space exhibit was really cool, which has the replica of the International Space Station’s Research Lab, but Cormac wasn’t as into that section, probably because of the darkness and the loud sound of all the rocket launches.
We also checked out the air traffic controller tower, which Cormac manned for a bit.
I was surprised how cool the museum was. I was mostly just trying to entertain Cormac, but Brent and I both agreed it was actually really interesting. We’ll definitely be back sometime.