Chris had seen that there was a special exhibit at the National Building Museum about life in a dollhouse. And at the Renwick Gallery after a 2-year shut-down for restorations and a reopening called "Wonder" which had only recently closed, they were now back to normal with special exhibits and items from their own collections.
We went to the Building Museum first and walked in to find the first floor converted into an ocean with icebergs! I'm not real sure why, but it was pretty incredible. From the floor you were looking "under water" at the triangular bases and then you went up a staircase (within the exhibit) to see the tops sticking up out of the "water". Children were really having a field day with it and it was a really fun exhibit. The miniature/dollhouse exhibit was delightful, of course. We also went through a one-man photography exhibit featuring all black and white landscape photographs which were beautiful. Photographs weren't allowed in that exhibit. But I took photos where possible and am going to put them here in order seen and pop in with comments when the mood strikes. :)
I really liked this next one too. Very cosmopolitan air to it. All of these roomboxes were made by relatively local people - designers, architects, etc., and are to be auctioned off after the exhibit closes.
The next two shots I took as we left the building. They had a model of the building which houses the museum and when I went to take a closer look I discovered that the whole thing is made of Legos including the columns. Pretty neat I thought. And they had placed a container there for donations which seemed like a good place for it. The glare from the protective clear box doesn't help the pictures. :)
So it was a very enjoyable visit. I'll post photos of the Renwick in a new post. We had a bite of lunch before heading to that museum.