During our trip to DC I hadn't really planned on going to the National Zoo. It's a little out of the way of most of the museums, and it is huge with lots of walking (and the day we were there was 90*). However, the twins had watched some movie in Social Studies about the baby bald eagles at the zoo, and were insistent that we needed to go.
So, we made the detour to head up there. It was actually a good move, as the pandas were active that day, and every other time I've been they weren't out.
The boys found a fountain to splash around in and cool off some by the seal exhibit. It really was a hot day!
The zoo had a special art exhibit sprawled throughout that featured sea life sculptures made from trash. They were all excellent.
It doesn't get much more exciting than getting to examine elephant poop up close and personal.
We only made it through half the zoo before heading back to the mall area so we could catch the Museum of Natural History before it closed. Cort really want to see the Minerals and Gems exhibit. He's still obsessed with rocks.
Readers, what is your favorite zoo animal?