After five years of construction, the new dinosaur hall at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum is open. When last we were at the dinosaur hall, Baby Anne was a newborn and my wallet was stolen. You can read about our misadventures on that day here. I'm happy to report no valuables were stolen from us today.
The new dinosaur hall, now known as the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils--Deep Time, is definitely more colorful and interactive than its predecessor. During our visit, the girls very much enjoyed anything they could climb on or touch. Because the hall has just opened, it is still very crowded, which definitely impacted the girls' enjoyment of the experience. Anne was grumpy throughout the day (which you will see in the video below). I hope we will be able to return during a less crowded time in a few months so the girls can more fully take in the exhibit.