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Museums are great family spaces! Discover ways to introduce museums and their collections to your children or suggest a good book you can read together.

A Family Visit to the Smithsonian
A Family Visit to the Smithsonian Journey with one family as they visit several Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo in Washington D.C. See how they made and captured their memories.
A Family Visit to the Smithsonian
Encourage Learning
A woman and Child infront of a computer Discover ways to encourage your children to make the most of a museum visit. You will find innovative ways to introduce museums and museum collections in Encourage Learning.
Suggested Reading
A young girl holding up books Find books that will help enhance your family's  trip to a museum. This Smithsonian reading list is full of books about art, science, history, and more!
Suggested Reading

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Make the most of your trip!

The Smithsonian offers many hands on activties for families.

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