Try not to be jealous of my awesome photography skillz in this post. I know they are worth envying.
I don't know what I was expecting, but it was way more awesome than I thought it was going to be.
They have a ton of airplanes to look at.
They have a whole section on planes just from World War II and another from WWI.
And of course they have a couple airplane cockpits you can sit in.
They even have an Air Force One airplane that you can walk through. The airplane is in an outdoor airpark and I didn't get pictures because I didn't want to pull my camera out in the rain But here is the one they have:
(I agree, my picture probably would have been better because the caliber of my photographs is just that amazing.)
I was actually amazed at how significant it felt to walk through the airplane that JFK and many other presidents flew on.
We then sat in one of the theaters and watched part of an incredible documentary about the Apollo missions. It was so fascinating. The kids got bored of it long before the adults did. I'll have to see if I can track it down sometime and watch the whole thing.
There was one part that they showed the lunar module. Tyler saw it and said "Mom, that's what Buzz Lightyear uses to defend the galaxy." Yup, that's exactly right. ;) In his defense, they were talking about a guy named Buzz a lot, just not the Toy Story character.
It was a fun evening. If you live in the Seattle area and haven't gone, you should really do it! First Thursday of every month from 5-9 is free!