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Smithsonian Museums in Washington D. C.

June 6, 2014

Hey everybody! First Friday for the month is here. During the months of June, July, and August, Esquisses is exploring what these museums are offering for kids, adults, and families this summer. We’re heading off to the Smithsonian…..

The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries.  The Smithonian was founded on August 10, 1849 by Joseph Henry, James Smithson, Joel Roberts Poinsett. 

You just can’t explore it all in one day! So what does the Smithsonian have for the kids? Try Everything Art. This page is where you kids can have fun and create cool stuff like….

Eyeing America: where you can take a virtual tour w/artist Robert Cottingham.

George Catlin: where you can sit and listen to campfire stories in a virtual classroom.

Get a close look and understand what’s behind African Masks at the Museum of African Art.

Games & Activities such as:

A Puerto Rican Carnival: experience the flavor of a Puerto Rican carnival and make a mask of your very own design.

George Washington Portrait: Gather the clues about the portrait of our first president.


  • Ask Joan of Art
  • Young America
  • Lure of the West
  • Bottlecaps to brushes

Visit Once your there, head over to Kids,  you have lots of really great activities that you and your young ones can choose! Or you can go to Educators which also has a boatload of things your kid can participate. You can check out Events to see what’s going on at the African Art Museum, Freer Gallery, Air and Space Museum, or Sackler Gallery and many more!

Map of all the museums!

Smithsonian / 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20004

Customer Service: 1 (800) 766-2149 (Consumer)

Enjoy your Friday, have a great weekend, and be blessed always!

NEXT WEEK: Spotlight Artist, Art Scene Newsletter and Announcement.