got there around 9:30 or 10:00 am. Due to the expected temps today, we
were advised to do the aviation museum first and then the space
museum, as the building for the space museum is air-conditioned and
the other one is not.
The "Spruce Goose" is amazing. A got some good pictures of it, but due
to it's size, none are a full picture of the plane. They also have
some of the miniatures that were used to film The Aviator.
They have so many exhibits in this building, that it took several
hours to see them all. We went and had lunch in the building for the
space museum, then went to the IMAX theater (the middle building) and
watch a really cool 3-D movie about the Apollo space program.
Then it was back to the space museum to see what they had there. You
can tell that it is not complete, but it is still really impressive.
They designed the space building to house one of the space shuttles,
when they are retired in the next few years. We plan to come back for
You can see a 747 in the picture as well. It just arrived and was
transported to the museum on Wednesday. They have plans to put it on
top of one of their newest buildings and turn it into a water park.
The model of the new building shows water tubes running from the doors
through to the building below. Should be worth a return visit as well.