There was a small designated children's room where you could let the kids run around with minimal supervision, but really the entire museum was full of equipment with which James could reasonably interact.
NASA co-pilots in the children's room
Who needs full aircraft technology when wooden toy airplanes are just as fun?
A rocking plane in the childrens' room
Driving the Firetruck outside the Fire Department exhibit
I was a little dubious about taking James into the main of the museum because although he points out planes in the sky when we go for walks, I didn't think that he would necessarily connect the small planes in the sky with the massive machinery on the museum floor. When we entered the main room he ran around silently for a few steps and I figured, yes, this is the same for him as running around the park or anywhere-- he's just looking for stuff to climb or other trouble. Then all of the sudden he yelled, "Wowwwwwwwwwwww!" He loved it! It was so freaking cute.
Right before the awesomeness dawned on him.
He's 2 years old now, so he's old enough to fly a helicopter by himself
I've agreed to let James pilot our jet
Initiating pre-flight sequence
James isn't too sure about the cabin pressure