National Museum of Natural History.

Piglet, and her friend Julia, were über keen to get to the Natural History Museum. Piglet is finishing up her Nursing degree and Julia is in a postgraduate program about genetics and DNA – so they were keen to see the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibit. They convinced me by telling me that the most famous diamond is housed there: the Hope Diamond.

And so we went!


As a group of impressionable young ladies, we enjoyed our time with the precious gemstones. ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the gorgeous pieces.

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One of the temporary exhibits that the woman at the front desk told us to check out was the Indian exhibit. I was a little iffy about it until we walked up and I discovered it was Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation! Now, they had my attention! Piglet and Julia are both yogis, and so they quickly went into the yoga part of the exhibit.

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One of the things I learned about Piglet on this trip was that she opens doors. Literally. If there is a door, Piglet will try to open it. Regardless for if it is a door that might get us in a bit of trouble.


So, we obviously had to take a selfie with the elephant after Piglet opened the door.

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I was trying to snap a photo of the elephant from ground level, but the security guard was being quite rude and fussing that it was time to leave.


We had a blast at the Natural History Museum. Admittedly, much of it was too science-y for my interests. (Those were the parts Piglet and Julia liked the best). I loved the precious gems and the Indian American exhibit. The Genome exhibit was interesting to me as well. There is quite a lot about this museum that is interactive, which makes it ideal for children.


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