When Asher won the costume contest at Union Station we were given tickets to the Real Pirates exhibit. We talked about taking Annika before we got the tickets but it was pretty expensive and we were not sure if she would like it so we decided to wait. So getting these tickets were a very welcome surprise. I was still unsure if Annika would like it, but since it was free we figured why not? So we left Asher with Jan and the three of us went on a date! There were no cameras allowed inside the actual exhibit so all of the pictures were taken before we got in. As expected, Annika was a little scared at first but the people working the exhibit were amazing! One "pirate" in particular was so wonderful with her. The exhibit was about an actual pirate ship and the items collected from it after it sank. Annika wasn't super interested in all the artifacts but liked some of them. She noticed right away there was a little pirate about her age and she got very excited when she saw a picture of him. They told us it took about an hour to get through but I think we were there about 30 minutes! It was fun and we all enjoyed the time together.