I love this time of year but, to be honest, the winter school break can be long and cold inside a lot with my kids. That's why we love getting out of the house and visiting a few of the 12 Smithsonian museums. (And maybe even learn a few things and catch some inspiration!) The museums are open every day (except Dec. 25) which makes them the perfect place for a family adventure 364 days of the year!
I created the Holiday Museum Kit as a downloadable kit of 8 PDFs with gifts for your kids to unwrap and get excited about the visit PLUS tools for a Stress-Free Family Time!
Early bird November pricing is $20
(Regular price starting Dec. 1st will be $35)
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Created by a fellow mom, each guide is a 7 page PDF packed with ALL you need to know before you visit each Smithsonian museum with kids, including:
Visiting a museum with teens is VERY different than with toddlers! Each Museum Kids Guide is organized into these 3 groups:
We love that the Smithsonians are all free and amazing BUT it means lots of crowds! Our Guides show you the best days and times to go and more tips to save your sanity taking kids to a museum:
These guides are lifesavers! The Smithsonian museums have so much to offer that it can be easy to get swallowed up in the all the exhibits. These guides help me focus my visits on the parts of the museum that have the biggest impact on my kids. I especially love the "Mom Tips" - I've been visiting Smithsonian museums for years and didn't know half of them! - Elle, Mom of 4
"These guides take all the guesswork and stress out of visiting a Smithsonian museum with kids. I love the practical logistical information from a fellow mom who knows how important it is to locate food and restrooms with toddlers! I also appreciate the suggestions for what to do with different age ranges, and what to prioritize if you don't have much time." - Meg, DC toddler mom
These guides remove all the work and anxiety that come with taking your kids to museums. From best places to eat, to which bathrooms have places for pumping/nursing, these guides cover everything you need to plan an amazing and tear-free outing with your kids! Instead of dreading a stressful Smithsonian trip, the guides get you and your kids EXCITED to explore and learn! - Sarah, New mom
"Living in the suburbs, we love visiting the Smithsonian museums year round. My kids love filling out their own Passport for the museums! They now see it around the house and ask when we can go get another "stamp!" - Will, Dad of 2
My kids loved filling out their personalized page by drawing their picture, name and what they are most excited to visit!
Pages for each DC Smithsonian Museum with spots to draw or write what they love.
The last page of the Passport packet includes a "Stickers" page. Your kids can cut and paste them onto the Museum pages after they visit each museum!