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Kids doing arts and craftsThe holidays are over and the kids are already bored with the new toys and games.   What do you do now?  Lucky for you there are a few museums offering activities to enjoy now and beat the throngs of people in the spring and summer months.  Visit the museums’ websites for location and more information.

National Museum of the American Indian  
ImagiNATIONS Activity Center 
Open every day, the interactive, family-friendly center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural environments around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi and learn about the buffalo. And stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center.  The craft room offers visitors the opportunity to create art projects and take them home. Our newest activities include a kayak balancing game and our Native Beats Music Room, where kids can explore music through Native percussion instruments.  Please visit the website for more information on activities.  Ages 3-13.

National Portrait Gallery 
Open Studio Fridays 
Starting January 25 and repeating through February, Open Studio allows artists of all ages to try a different medium each week. You can also pick up a Portrait Discovery Kit which contains items that will help you explore the gallery. The bag also contains notepads for kids to draw in and a doll of someone who is pictured in the gallery. This is a great way to tap into your inner artist!  All Ages.

National Air and Space Museum 
Flights of Fancy Story Time
Students will hear a story and engage in hands-on activities, role play, and a guided look at museum objects and collections.  Space is limited so reservations are required.  Ages 2-8.


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