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!
Through play, art, and experimentation we'll learn more about these fascinating (and sometimes spooky) arachnids. We will visit the National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo to compare and contrast specimen. Then we will try out being a spider and spin our own web.