We are excited to be offering a museum exploration element to our Families Together: Meet Ups classes!
Classes will gather at the National Mall for an outdoor exploration and then the class will enter the museum for a closer look at an object.
Meet Ups mission is to create an atmosphere of lifelong learning. Families are invited to spend time together exploring a topic inspired by the Smithsonian's collections. Different activities are available for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children. Each Meet Up will focus on a specific artwork or object and a related topic. Play stations will be available for the hour, and an educator-led experience, centered around the object, will take place inside a museum. Explore, wonder, observe, and learn!
Have you ever wondered about how dinosaur fossils get to the museum? Let’s find out together by becoming a paleontologist and looking for fossils. This class will begin by exploring dinosaur themed play stations outside on the National Mall and will end in the National Museum of Natural History where we will be able to see the dinosaur fossils in the museum!