Kids at the National Museum of American History

Things to do in the Museum

Visit America on the Move or pick up a free self guide at the information desk.  Look for hands-on carts, see the The Star-Spangled Banner exhibition and its interactive table, and don’t miss the famous Miss Piggy in American Stories.

Smithsonian SleepoversNew for Summer 2014 - Spend a night at the National Museum of American History! Kids ages 8-12 will roam the Museum's galleries to solve a history mystery, with plenty of fun activities along the way. June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15. Click here for more information and to register.

Things to do at Home

Many of the Museum’s exhibitions are also here on the Web. Most of them have special activities to do at home that you can’t find in the Museum.


Discover history through objects, photographs, and terrific books!

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Invention at Play

Explore the playful side of invention with activities designed to use your imagination.

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