Lichtensteins, Calders and Indianas, oh my!
Explore Who We Are at the National Museum of American History
Visiting this museum is like exploring a treasure trove of our grandparents’ attics!
So Much to See at the National Museum of Natural History
It’s not your parents’ museum anymore!
Explore History You Didn’t Learn in School at the National Museum of the American Indian
Discover what you missed in history class at this iconic museum on the National Mall.
Reach for the Stars at the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum
Growing up, my favorite museum was the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. My family made annual pilgrimages downtown to the Smithsonian Museums. I was really excited when, in 2003, the Udvar Hazy Center, an annex to the National Air and Space Museum, open. Multiple trips ensued, with the kids, with out of […]
9 Great Daytrips for the Under-6 Crowd
If you’re looking for some great daytrip destinations to start your younger kids on a lifetime road to discovery, consider exploring the nine great suggestions below. From living history museums that recreate George Washington’s childhood home to a sail on the Chesapeake Bay in a replica of an historic fishing boat, there’s so much to […]
National Gallery of Art East Wing
Edward Hopper, “Cape Cod Evening,” 1939, oil on canvas Art museums are different things to different people: must-see obligations for some, art education for others, places of reverie and contemplation for others. For me, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art is a place to visit some old friends — the first modern […]
The Smithsonian Castle Serves as the Gateway to the Smithsonian Museums
The Smithsonian offers eleven museums and galleries on the National Mall and six other museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, DC area. The iconic — and original — Smithsonian building, known as the Castle, is a helpful information center — and therefore should be your first stop if you’re new to the Smithsonian […]