In 2011, one year after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass through the Senate, members of...
The National Museum of American History has over 2 million items in its collections, spanning every topic you could think of. And from...
Custom uniforms display cultural pride and signal Latino presence and excellence in baseball, America’s pastime. The colorful jerseys and...

Blog Posts in "Kids & Museums"

An illustrated oversize coin head decorated with Romain coins
While installing a new exhibition called Really BIG Money, we—collections manager Jennifer and mount maker Laura—faced a number of...
Large stone shaped like a donut, with a hollow center. One side has cracked and broken away from the rest of the stone.
Long feathers that shimmer in the light. A formidably heavy stone ring. An iron blade taller than most children. A hoard of ancient coins...
A metal lunch box decorated with illustration of the Dr. Seuss story, "The Cat in the Hat"
This week, teachers, librarians, and students across America will be looking around their homes for tall, striped top hats and red ties....
An old bottle of soap
According to a recent report by Mintel, a marketing research agency, few millennials use bar soap. Don't be alarmed, though. They...
Viewing fire engine
As a mom, I know the National Museum of American History is a great place to visit with kids. There is so much to see and do... which...
Fall at the museum, exterior view
Enjoying pumpkin spice season? Museum Educator Sarah Erdman recommends bringing little ones to museums' grounds and gardens this time of...
Mustang on display
Museum educator Sarah Erdman makes your next museum visit with the family just a little more fun with tips on how to boost interactivity...
three children look at a large doll house
Without buttons to push, levers to pull, or paper airplanes to fly, some museum exhibitions just aren't very interactive. What's a...
How can you get the most out of a museum visit with your kids? Cynthia Raso of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center shares some tips...
The day after Thanksgiving is one of our highest visitation days of the year and many families bring along tiny bundles of joy. This made...
Kid at museum
Tempted to skip visiting museums until your toddler is older? Museum Fellow Sarah Erdman explains why she's taking her son to museums now....
Between buying a new backpack and figuring our carpool logistics, fellow Sarah Erdman recommends adding a museum-inspired conversation to...
Visitors in Price of Freedom exhibit
Fellow Sarah Erdman provides her tips for parents facing tough topics in museum exhibitions on family visits.It sometimes feels like...
A child looks through glass at a museum
For grown-ups, part of the fear of visiting a museum is what are you going to DO with the kids the whole time. Looking at objects can only...
Last month I had the opportunity to walk through the Freer and Sackler Galleries with my three-year-old daughter. Passing by on...
Today’s guest post was written by Dr. James Beeghley, who writes the blog Teaching the Civil War with Technology and presents workshops on...
Sure, toddlers love dinosaurs and things that they can climb on. But did you know they also love history? When parents want to take their...