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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Washington, D.C.

August 26, 2013

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We’ve come to the end of of this summer’s Museum City Guide series. You may already have guessed what the last city to be featured is. After my current home stomping ground Berlin, and the home of my heart, Edinburgh, there’s another museum city that is very special to me, and that’s Washington, D.C. The first thing that springs to most people’s minds, when they think of Washington, D.C. and museums, is ‘The Smithsonian’, and while it has many great museums to offer, there is […]

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The Building Zone

May 24, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our “Kids in Museums” tour of Washington, D.C.  One museum space we were particularly impressed with, which I though deserved a post of its own, was the “Building Zone” at the National Building Museum. The Building Zone is a hands-on gallery which introduces children aged 2-6 to the building arts. The exploratory activities cover different areas related to the topic. Naturally, one big focus is on building things, and kids can use different materials, from hand sized […]

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Kids in Museums: Washington, D.C. Edition

April 29, 2013


When I tell people we went to see 17 different museums and galleries (well, 16 + the Zoo, but it’s a Smithsonian too) during our holiday in Washington, D.C., responses have included “how can you take them all in?” and “you must be insane, and with a toddler in tow too!” First of all, we were there for two weeks and we didn’t really do much else than visit museums – D.C. is like a proverbial sweetie shop for museum lovers – so that makes […]

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