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explore DCs cutural sites with these tested activities from museum educator and teacher Tiffany McGettigan
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How can you make a museum trip interesting to a disinterested pre-teen or teen? Give them a camera and put them in control of documenting their experience. Then, upload and edit their photos into a documentary-style movie. "Preamble" by Mike Wilkins; The artist requested license plates from all 50 states... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
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May 7, 2010
Follow a visit to the National Portrait Gallery with an at-home fingerpainting activity, inspired by Chuck Close. Fanny/ Fingerpainting by Chuck Close (National Portrait Gallery) Let's face it. An art museum can be a challenging place to take children simply because there is little to touch and there is an... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
Thanks, James. Let me know if you do- I would love to hear about it.
Before you plan a family visit to the Mammal Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, spend some time exploring the Mammal Family Reunion web feature. Certainly, your child will be surprised to learn that humans are mammals, along with dogs, dolphins, kangaroos, and so many other animals-- many... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
If you've ever wondered what goes on inside Washington, DC's embassies, this weekend is your opportunity to take a peek. This Saturday, May 1st, Cultural Tourism DC kicks off an entire month of Passport DC with the Around the World Embassy Tour. From 10 AM-4 PM, more than thirty embassies... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
What a great idea to encourage children's curiosity and instill an appreciation for the natural world. I just found your blog, and look forward to exploring it more!
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Wouldn't it be great if public libraries and museums had close relationships? Imagine this: you could stop in your local library and find a display of books with recommended field trip extensions. How much more meaningful does a book become when you can actually experience it? A pack of informative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
This past weekend I took a friend and her two children, ages two and four, on a trip to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. While there, we also completed an art activity which encouraged each boy's inner artist. Camron poses next to The Typewriter Eraser by Claes Oldenburg... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
Let the presidents be your guide on this bird watching exhibition tour of the White House. View of the White House from Lafayette Park If you are lucky enough to have reserved a tour of the White House for your family (or even if you will simply be walking past... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Inspire Me Now
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