Haha! I had to share this. The other day (week) when I went to the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit in D.C., I also made a pit stop at a certain Smithsonian museum. My comrade in arms that day was a very special Chinese student whom I know from the English language school where I work. Her one request was that we go to "the museum where Night at the Museum takes place." I never saw that movie, but I had a hunch that it had to be the Museum of Natural History. Mengdi didn't believe we were in the right museum until she saw the dinosaurs!
That's me being silly, but I have to admit that seeing those large skeletons is pretty awe-inducing. I don't think I think of dinosaurs as really having existed-- at least, not until I stand next to their giant bones. Their sheer size is unfathomable!