Kids: Things to Do in the Museum
Get your hands on history! Look for carts throughout the Museum to try your hand at a variety of historical activities and learn more about our collections. Peek through a stereoscope or use a press to print a card. Carts are available most days—check in at the information desks when you arrive for that day’s schedule.
Step right into history! Join a student sit-in at the Greensboro lunch counter or learn science with the first Secretary of the Smithsonian through our museum theater programs. Check in at the information desks when you arrive for locations.
Docents stationed in selected exhibitions lead 15-minute overview tours and circulate through the galleries to answer questions and discuss the exhibition. Check in at the Welcome Center when you arrive for locations.
Self Guided Tours
Take one of our free, self-guided tours of the Museum. Each tour takes about an hour. Pick up a guide from the information desks at the Museum or download one here.