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Ian Spends the Night in the Museum

  • Ian at Brooklyn Bridge

  • Ian at the Museum

  • Happy Ian

“ This is the life in here! ”


- Ian

The adventure began at 4:30 a.m.

At 4:30 a.m. on April 10th, Ian and his family of five departed the Des Moines International Airport for his wish – to visit New York City and spend the night at the Museum of Natural History. Ian loves the movie A Night at the Museum and wanted to experience what he saw in the movie!

While in New York, the family saw the Blue Man Group, took a bus tour of the city, visited Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower, saw Central Park Zoo and the Statue of Liberty, shopped at the Lego store twice and ate slices of pizza (twice the size of their heads) three times!

The highlight of the wish, though, was the trip to the Museum of Natural History. Ian and his family had their own personal tour guide. He got to see all the exhibits in the museum, meet the night guards and even got his own dinosaur tooth. Ian summed up his visit by saying, “This is the life in here!” It was the perfect wish for him.

  • Ian at Brooklyn Bridge

  • Ian at the Museum

  • Happy Ian

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