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The museum is a place where antique things and art are preserved for the public to be seen, a place where rare things of past and present are kept, a place where you can see a collection of rare things and things of historical interest. Those who want to have a look into the past visit the museum. I was planning to visit this museum long before this assignment but I never had the chance to fulfil it. Last Sunday I took my family and visited the American History Museum, and the Aerospace Museum in Washington D C. Each Museum is divided into various sections. Each section has different exhibits. I spent great time in the History Museum as it pertains to the course I’m taking, but my two kids loved the Aerospace Museum.
The museum is in a big building which consists of many big halls. It is managed by all officers and tour guides. To visit the museum is an education in itself and for this reason it is visited by thousands of people every day. Travelers from other states and even foreign countries also make it a point to visit it because it enables them to peek into history and human progress. During the course of history, art has proven to be an important culture of humanity. Not only does art teaches the history of mankind but it passes on the emotions and ideas that cannot be written or verbal expressed. As history takes its course and civilization evolves, we can observe the changes and evolution. The Museum has on display a variety of artifacts from several different time periods allowing us to see and imagine how life was hundreds of years ago. The museum itself is mainly divided into four buildings, each displaying different types of artifacts. Aside from these pavilions, the museum itself is an architectural artifact as well, with its beautiful buildings. This museum is unique from the moment you arrive there, the entrance, the lighting, and the illuminations which gives you some kind of near realty sense. First place you walk into is the museum entrance hall, where they have pamphlets and instruction boards which shows the whole museum information and sections. The building has been divided into many sections as per the subjects and periods of history. I was not surprised when I looked around me and saw all kind of people speaking different languages, they are from different background and some of them are from foreign countries. People come here to make memories, educate themselves and spend quality time, and they come with cameras in their hands to document these moments, to capture some of the artifacts, and so we did. The first thing we did when we got there was we rode the stimulator, my two kids, my wife and I spent ten amazing minutes on this virtual ride where you choose your own adventure; Cosmic Race, Bermuda Triangle, Solar Coaster, Astro Canyon or Glacier Run, and we choose the Bermuda Triangle, it was an amazing experience that my family and I will never forget. Then we were approached by a young lady who happened to be a tour guide, we chatted for few minutes then she suggested and offered us a quick tour, we followed her. Coincidently we stopped at the Civil Rights Activists section where you can take part in a training session based on an actual 1960s manual and prepare for your first sit-in protest and fight for justice. Then we moved to another event where you can go back in history in 1813 and take part in making the American flag and learn how Mary Pickersgill sewed and assembled the huge garrison flag. However, our most exciting visit was to inspirational tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr, actor Xavier Carnegie presented some selections from Dr King most powerful and compelling speeches, then there we saw some photographs and audio recording, it was worth every single minute. I need not to forget to mention how we crossed the journey of the civil war and walk through the Native Indian struggle and we spent brief time with some American presidents. We visited another museum which was the Air and Space Museum, but we shortened our time as we were so tired and it was getting late in the day. The Air and Space was so magnificent and huge. My trip to the Air and Space Museum was an incredible experience that I will never forget. There was so much to see and do that it seemed like we wouldn’t have enough time to see everything. The main attractions to see were the space, WWI, and WWII galleries. There was Lots of air craft’s, space ships, and telescopes, in the space gallery which was full of about 6 space ships, there was also motion simulator, but I didn’t have a chance to ride it, unfortunately, we started to see planes from WWI, there was so many different airplanes to look at, It was inspiring to see an actual part of history right before my own eyes. There were ten planes available for us to view, and I think that the most interesting to me was the flying tiger because it can still be flown today! A speaker told us that the flying tiger is still taken out once in awhile to be flown. Another interesting part about the WWII gallery was that there was a cockpit that you could go inside of and look around. The Air and Space Museum was a really fascinating museum to visit. We had a lot of fun learning so many new things and having a blast while doing so. After visiting this museum, I look forward to visiting more sometime soon because this visit was very short visit.

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