Drum roll please… Starting on May 30 (Memorial Day), National Children’s Museum will be open on Mondays! In other words, we’ll be open 6 days a week, and right in time for summer fun! Kick off your week with us to make Monday a little less…Monday.
What’s Happening in May
In the month of May, we’re exploring the basics of coding! Train our robot friends, Cue and Sphero Mini, to follow different commands using basic coding languages; build visual code sequences using beads for a hands-on coding introduction; and help us turn everyday objects into keyboard controls to play PacMan using a Makey Makey invention kit. Programs will pop up at various times and locations throughout the month, so keep your eyes peeled during your next visit.
Visiting Exhibit Hall
Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!
Through May 15, 2022
Step into the world of Thomas & Friends™ in our new exhibit, which features favorite engines and destinations from the popular children’s series alongside playful STEAM learning experiences. As Dreamers help Thomas and his engine friends Percy and Victor solve a variety of challenges, they’ll build foundational STEAM skills, like thinking mathematically and creatively, making comparisons, experimenting to solve problems, and reflecting on actions and results. Recommended for children ages 2-7, the exhibit features text in both English and Spanish.
Remake Learning Days Activities
May 18-22, 2022 times vary | in person
This year, we’re thrilled to participate in the Remake Learning Days Across America Festival, a network of events meant to celebrate the engaging learning opportunities in communities across the country. Join us in the Tinkerers Studio to explore the basics of circuitry using circuit blocks and Makey Makey circuit boards. For more details, visit the calendar on our website.
New Design Zone Exhibit
May 28 – September 5, 2022 | in person
Coming this summer to the Museum’s Visiting Exhibit Hall: Design Zone! Solve real-world engineering challenges in three interactive areas that highlight the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process. Recommended for ages 5-12. Stay tuned for more details!
Blue’s Clues & You! Event
June 4, 2022 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm | in person
Blue’s Clues is coming to the Museum! Gather the whole family and join us for a day featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s iconic children’s series. Purchase your tickets now to secure your admission for the day, and check back on the event page for more details.
Field trips are back, and we’re thrilled to once again welcome groups into our space for playful learning! Young innovators will explore STEAM topics taught in class through our interactive exhibits and hands-on programming.Field trip slots are limited and quickly filling up. Forward this newsletter to the educators in your life to share the exciting news! More information regarding program options and the booking process can be found on our website.
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