Tag Archives: museums with kids

Seton Hall

I have been very lucky to have support and mentoring from a number of amazing people over the years.  One of them is Claudia Ocello, who I would consider my “museum mentor” (I hope she is ok with that!). She … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to the American History Museum…with Kids

For most families, even those with museum fever, the sheer logistics of a trip can be hard to overcome. I’ve been keeping a running list on Your Family Adventures in Washington, D.C. of stroller access and good places to feed/change … Continue reading

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When it’s “Too Nice Out” to Go to a Museum

Too often, people think of museums as a “rainy day activity,” something you save for when there are no better options. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! While I agree that some days are just too beautiful to be … Continue reading

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Museum Says NO TOUCHING? No problem!

More and more museums are making themselves accessible to families with young children. However, that doesn’t mean that you will suddenly be able to touch everything in the museum…it just wouldn’t be good for the objects! So, what do you … Continue reading

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Disney “Planes” Inspired Museum Visit

If you are looking for ways to engage your kids in a museum visit, you have a lot of options. You can let them be exhibit critics, bring some surprises with you or take strength in numbers. Something else that … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Miss Manners

I am a thorough teacher. I plan curriculum, triple check materials and show up early. What I CAN’T plan for is when a kids asks a difficult questions…and you have to answer on the spot. Below are four situations I … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Introduction

I just got back from teaching a week of Smithsonian Associates Summer Camp. Is it wrong that my first reaction was to think “Ow! I forgot how much this hurt?” I haven’t taught full time (outside the home) in two … Continue reading

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It Really is the Little Things

I love that more museums are incorporating families into their exhibit and program planning. It is really exciting that babies and toddlers are becoming less of an “oddity” to see in the museums. However, in the excitement of creating new … Continue reading

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Keeping the Conversation Going: Early Childhood Programs

I had a little lag in my posts…I’m sorry about that! I’ve really tried to keep up a once-a-week schedule, but these past few weeks have been a little out of the ordinary! The biggest excitement was when we packed … Continue reading

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3 Simple Rules

Rules are tricky for little kids.  It’s not that they set out to be “anti-establishment,” in fact many experts tout how much they crave guidelines, there is just a LOT to remember and SO many temptations! Museums easily fall into … Continue reading

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