By this point in our evening, we had realized that we had the run of the museum, with almost no one else there. (The observatory nights are well attended, but they pale in comparison to the usual crowd of field trips and other guests in a typical day at the museum.) So our next stop was the Aviation room, where we got to climb around on an old Air Force training jet:
Now it was my turn to look crazed with excitement as I jumped into the pilot’s seat:
Back on the ground, Anna was running experiments in aerodynamics, trying on a pair of wings to see if she could fly.
We were all having a grand time, and we still had more fun ahead of us.