I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, July 31, 2014

National Constitution Center

We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given free tickets to the National Constitution Center for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience at the museum.
Me - The National Constitution Center, wow! It was an interesting museum. They had a lot of interactive exhibits. A lot of them were phones receivers which you could put up to your ear and learn about different things. They had a lot of film clips. They had voting booths. That was my favorite part of the whole museum. When you went in the booth, it randomly chose two Presidents. It gave you each of their views on various issues but didn't tell you which was which. Then, it told you which one's views, you had agreed with more, and you could vote for whichever one of the two you wanted. There was a place where you could try on robes like a Supreme Court Justice and learn about famous cases that were decided by the Supreme Court. There was a place where you could learn about different people and for some reason they had Mickey Mouse there too. Some of the people were well  known some were not. It was interesting to learn about the different people. In the hall, there were flags from every one of the 50 States in the U.S. It was a very fun and educational museum.
Mom - The National Constitution Center was an interesting place. I would have liked to spend more time there and go more carefully through more of the exhibits and artifacts. However, it would be easier to do that when I am not with my children. However, we still managed to have fun there and even learn things. My girls really loved all the interactive exhibits. I agree those were fun too. It was fun to read about Mickey Mouse and Ryan White and other people and matters involved with cases that were important constitutional milestones. It was fun to learn about my states symbols. It was fun to watch my children try on Supreme Court Justice robes and listen to a summary of an actual Supreme Court case. Even that was interactive as it asked questions of the listener along the way. They were not so much like questions as if you were having a test, but more questions asking your opinion as if you were one of the judges deciding the case. It was fun to see how different Presidents viewed different issues and who you might have voted for if they had run against each other. I would have liked to see the Signer's Hall where you can take pictures alongside life-size bronze replicas of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and our other founding fathers but unfortunately it was closed. I would have liked to look at more of the state flags but we went through that corridor pretty quickly and only looked at a few of them. All in all, I had a lot of fun at the museum but there is still plenty left to do and see at another time.
And that's our view. Where is an interesting museum you have been to or would like to go to?
 Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.