FAQs for Parents: Using This Website with Your Kids
Whether you live in Washington, D.C., or are simply enjoying a “virtual” visit, our website is a great way to introduce your children to the museum and topics in American history.
Browse the areas of the site that appeal to you! Look for the kid-friendly symbol on the Kids page and throughout the web for suggestions.
The museum does not have the resources to help with general historical research. We encourage you to make use of your local library or search reputable websites.
The museum's website is a rich resource for students working on school assignments. We encourage students to use exhibition websites and online collections to access information about primary sources relevant to their research. Use the search box at the top of the page to keyword search the whole site.
Visit the “Explore and Learn” section of the Smithsonian Institution's main Web site for more online resources.
Sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter and be sure to check the "For Kids & Families" category to receive information on events and activities appropriate for kids.
Visit the OurStory Web site’s searchable database of books. The database includes nonfiction and historical fiction books appropriate for learners from Pre-K to adult. Some of the books are also featured within OurStory activities, which focus on specific subjects in American history.