National Children's Museum exhibit teaches kids about climate change

WUSA9 | March 8, 2024

National Children's Museum has made learning about climate change fun for children. The museum is showcasing the Climate Action Heroes exhibit, which helps kids learn about climate and weather.

DC awards grant to 4 destinations to create more family fun downtown

NBC4 | January 29, 2024

The grant aims to support businesses and create family-friendly programming in Downtown D.C. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports from the National Children’s Museum.

10 Must-Visit Museums in Washington, D.C.

AFAR | December 19, 2023

"OK, OK, so you’ve dragged your kids to every museum located along the National Mall, and let’s just say they maybe weren’t able to appreciate the Jackson Pollock at the National Gallery of Art. Never fear—the National Children’s Museum is here to save the day. Devoted entirely to hands-on experiences designed to spark interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), the National Children’s Museum is primarily targeted at kids 12 and younger."

Best Kids Experience in DC

DC Modern Luxury | July 2023

National Children's Museum was named the "Best Kids Experience" in Washington, DC, in DC Modern Luxury's 2023 Best of City awards.

15 Best Museums in Washington, DC

Travel + Leisure | March 20, 2023

"If your last trip to Washington, D.C. was a class trip, it’s time for a return visit. Plush hotels, new restaurants, and lovely scenery make the nation’s capital a great vacation destination for visitors of all ages. Here are 15 of the best museums in Washington, D.C. to check out on your next trip to the capital."

Washington’s best museums for kids

Washington Post | February 23, 2023

"Washington is a wonderland of great museums. The kids lucky enough to live in the area never run out of opportunities to explore and learn. And the kids lucky enough to visit have more choices than they can squeeze into any reasonable itinerary. To narrow the list for both locals and tourists, we’ve highlighted five of the best D.C. museums for kids."

Kids Need Mental Health Days, But Not Every Family Can Afford Them | October 24, 2022

"It's crucial you pay attention to both verbal and non-verbal signs your child might be showing if they're in distress. 'If they're having a hard time motivating themselves to get up and go in the morning, or if they're expressing concern or anxiety about the day, they may be struggling, and it's important to encourage them to talk to you,' says Crystal Bowyer, president and CEO of National Children's Museum in Washington, DC."

10 Exhibitions to Discover in Washington DC this Fall

TravelMag | September 20, 2022

"After so many children were unable to learn in person due to schools being forced to shut during the pandemic, social-emotional learning is needed more than ever. Inspired by the hugely popular animated movie, the Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out exhibition is designed to help children and families explore emotions and build communication skills together."

Child's Play: Our Nation's Capital finally has a children's museum—again.

AAA World Magazine | January/February 2022

"At the brand-new National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, children are in constant motion, gleefully fluttering between colorful curiosity-inspiring activities. Their parents are, too. Meander through the 30,000-square-foot building on Woodrow Wilson Plaza, and you’re likely to spy just as many moms and dads at play as you will see children and toddlers."

Explore the Rails with Thomas & Friends at the National Children’s Museum

KidFriendly DC | January 22, 2022

"Attention all train lovers: Thomas has entered the National Children’s Museum! Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!, an interactive exhibit created at the Minnesota Children’s Museum and geared for ages 2-7, is open now through Sunday, May 15."

10 Best Museums in Washington, D.C.

Condé Nast Traveler | September 27, 2021

"On Pennsylvania Avenue, just a few blocks from the National Mall, kids get a museum all about child's play (with some education snuck in too). Designed to appeal to toddlers up to elementary schoolers, this brand-new iteration of the National Children's Museum opened in February 2020."

Review: National Children's Museum

Condé Nast Traveler | September 24, 2021

"The first thing you see as you enter the museum is the Dream Machine, a cloud-like, rigging-covered, three-story slide and climbing structure that kids can clamber up and slide down. They could probably spend an hour on that alone."

At D.C.’s National Children’s Museum, Music Inspires Family-Friendly Fun

Spotify's For the Record | September 24, 2021

"For kids, few things are more fun than dancing it out. That’s why Spotify teamed up with National Children’s Museum to create an unforgettable Dance Party Pod experience, which debuted in Washington, D.C., this month. Together, we combined kid-friendly fun and musical know-how to design an experience that’s dedicated to wiggling and giggling."

The National Children’s Museum Makes a Comeback

The Adventure Family | September 1, 2021

"Sometimes it feels like Washington DC is overflowing with museums, but there is nothing else like the National Children’s Museum in the District. This unique institution combines learning elements with children’s museum experiences."

The National Children’s Museum Is Finally Reopening Thursday

Washingtonian | September 1, 2021

"After 18 months, the National Children’s Museum will finally open to the public again. During the long closure, it added several new attractions, including a Spotify-powered dance pod, an Artist-in-Residence program, and a gift shop."

Children's Museum Opens After Covid Closure

NBC Washington | August 31, 2021

News4’s Juliana Valencia reports on what exhibits kids can explore at the new Children’s Museum in D.C.

DC's National Children's Museum reopens after being open only 18 days before pandemic

ABC7 | August 31, 2021

"It was a big day for children in the D.C. area. In a city full of museums, a new one reopened in the nation's capital, and this one is just for kids."

Inspiring the Next Generation of Climate Action Heroes

Washington Parent | August 2021

"While climate change can feel like an uncomfortable and complex topic to navigate with children, it is never too early to begin conversations around the health of our planet and our responsibility to protect our shared home. After all, our youngest citizens have proved to be some of the most resilient, innovative and effective activists in the fight against climate change."

5 Things to Do This Weekend

The New York Times | April 15, 2021

"Although Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, saving the environment requires commitments year round. Now the National Children’s Museum in Washington offers free online programs to inspire even the youngest activists."

Explore D.C.

Southwest Florida Parent & Child | July 21, 2020

"Since March 17, the museum has created more than 75 daily videos with science activities and story times on its social media, YouTube channel, and website."

Meet the honorees for our 2020 40 Under 40 Awards

Washington Business Journal | June 19, 2020

They're leading some of the area's top businesses — and they're not even forty.

Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

The New York Times | June 18, 2020

"Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free."

6 ideas for summer fun now that camp has been cancelled

CNN | May 20, 2020

"The truth is that there are still plenty of ideas for salvaging summer camp — most for families with budgets at every end of the spectrum."

National Children's Museum CEO On What To Do With Your Kids During Quarantine

Northern Virginia Magazine | May 6, 2020

"From educational games to daily routines, here’s what Crystal Bowyer recommends for parenting during a pandemic."

Washington DC's new children's museum is aiming to light a spark for the future

Lonely Planet | March 4, 2020

"This next-generation, open-concept, hands-on museum also is serious about education, offering 20,000 square feet of innovative displays that balance low-tech and high-tech experiences with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)."

At long last, the National Children’s Museum opens its doors

The Washington Post | February 25, 2020

"If good things come to those who wait, D.C. area kids certainly deserve the National Children’s Museum, a learn-through-play space that opened Monday in Washington."

Inside the Leading Design-Forward Museums Opening This Year

Architectural Digest | February 10, 2020

"'There’s a magical moment of entry as soon as visitors enter the front door,' says Crystal Bowyer, the museum’s president and CEO."

National Children's Museum Opening Gala Photos

Brightest Young Things | November 4, 2019

"The National Children’s Museum is almost here! To celebrate the upcoming opening, there was a gala and after party that allowed the adults in attendance to act like children."

New National Children's Museum Seeks to Make Learning Fun

NBC Washington | November 1, 2019

News4's Aimee Cho got a preview of the National Children's Museum that's set to open soon.

Sneak peek: Inside the National Children's Museum

Washington Business Journal | November 1, 2019

"The National Children's Museum was originally supposed to open Friday, and although that's been put on hold until later this year, the museum is still giving people a chance to see some of what's inside."

Amazon makes a big gift to the National Children's Museum

Washington Business Journal | August 8, 2019

" Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will have a hand in molding a piece of the new National Children's Museum, and, perhaps, its future workforce. The company is donating $250,000 to help build the museum's 'Data Science Alley,' an installation that aims to make 'data literacy accessible and fun' for children."

The Young & the Guest List 2019

Washington Life Magazine | March 8, 2019

"Crystal Bowyer; President and CEO, National Children’s Museum: After business school, the Missouri-native bounced around the world for children’s service work in Brazil and China, and cultural outreach in numerous other countries."

Slides, Slime And Science: Peek Inside The National Children’s Museum’s New D.C. Home

WAMU | March 5, 2019

"'When we reopen, we will really be a science center and a children’s museum in one,' said Crystal Bowyer, the museum’s president and CEO."

Great new museums for 2019

USA Today | 2018

The 10 Most Anticipated U.S. Museum Openings of 2019

Travel Channel | 2018

"Washington, D.C. has been without a full-fledged children’s museum since 2004 when the Capital Children’s Museum closed its doors, but that’s all set to change."

National Children's Museum to offer kids a climb into the clouds

Washington Post | October 8, 2018

"The climber and slide Bowyer is talking about are part of the Dream Machine, a 50-foot round structure that will be at the center of the museum, which is under construction in the Ronald Reagan Building, near the Mall."

Crystal Ball: The playful CEO of the soon-to-debut National Children's Museum is moving full "steam" ahead

DC Magazine | November 2018

"Think of the whimsical music-makers, the dreamers of dreams—Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka, Julie Andrew's Mary Poppins. National Children's Museum CEO Crystal Bowyer should be on that list."

Get a Sneak Peek of the National Children's Museum

NBC Washington | June 19, 2018

Join News4's Aimee Cho for a first look at the National Children's Museum, which is set to reopen in D.C. next year.

National Children's Museum set to open in 2019

ABC 7 | June 18, 2018

"'And now, the National Children's Museum has come home to where it belongs. It will be a major attraction,' Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said."

National Children's Museum Expands Hours for More Days of Play this Summer

June 3, 2024

Washington Commanders Foundation Partners with National Children's Museum to refresh Little Movers Exhibit

May 29, 2024

National Children’s Museum Celebrates Nationwide Distribution of Nickelodeon-Branded Climate Exhibit

May 8, 2024

National Children’s Museum Announces Departure of CEO Crystal R. Bowyer

March 8, 2024

National Children’s Museum to Receive Grant From the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

January 30, 2024

Shaun the Sheep™: Flock This Way! Opens at National Children’s Museum

January 16, 2024

National Children’s Museum Welcomes Two New Trustees to Board

January 3, 2024

National Children’s Museum Announces New Access Program for Families With Economic Barriers

November 29, 2023

National Children’s Museum Act Introduced in Congress

October 13, 2023

National Children's Museum Announces Dreamers Soirée

September 26, 2023

AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain Opens at National Children’s Museum This Fall

September 6, 2023

New Exhibit Experience at National Children’s Museum Takes Engineering to New Heights

August 9, 2023

National Children’s Museum and General Motors Collaborate to Inspire Future Engineers on July 19

July 14, 2023

National Children’s Museum Announces Jasper Jung’s Appointment to Board of Trustees

July 5, 2023

National Children’s Museum Announces Contract Extension for President and CEO Crystal Bowyer

June 22, 2023

Curious George™ Exhibit Swings Into National Children’s Museum This Summer

May 2, 2023

National Children’s Museum Welcomes Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee to Board of Trustees

April 13, 2023

Special Events + Programs Inspire Curiosity to Bloom at National Children’s Museum in March

March 15, 2023

Young Imaginations Take Flight Inside New Children’s Playspace at Reagan National Airport

January 25, 2023

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness Opens January 21 at National Children’s Museum

January 17, 2023

National Children’s Museum to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

January 11, 2023

National Children’s Museum Unveils New Exhibit Highlighting Diverse Women in STEM Careers

December 1, 2022

National Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees

October 6, 2022

Kid Investigators Ask Big Questions and Solve STEAM Mysteries in Season Two of National Children’s Museum’s Podcast

September 21, 2022

National Children’s Museum Announces New Board Leadership

September 12, 2022

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out Exhibit Opens at National Children’s Museum in Downtown DC This Fall

September 6, 2022

National Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees

June 23, 2022

This Summer, a New Exhibit Equal Parts STEM and Art at National Children's Museum

May 18, 2022

National Children’s Museum Welcomes Six New Board Members and Senior Staff

April 7, 2022

National Children’s Museum and The Boeing Company Partner to Provide a Week of Free Admission for Military Families in April

March 30, 2022

Bluestone Lane To Open Inside National Children’s Museum on March 3

March 3, 2022

All Aboard for Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! Fun at National Children’s Museum

January 12, 2022

Interactive Arabic Alphabet Exhibit Opens at National Children’s Museum

December 16, 2021

Crystal R. Bowyer, President + CEO of National Children’s Museum, Is Elected to the Association of Children’s Museum Board of Directors

October 7, 2021

Beloved Moomins and their creator presented at National Children’s Museum

September 23, 2021

Exhibition “Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles” coming to National Children’s Museum in D.C.

August 13, 2021

National Children’s Museum To Celebrate Grand Opening on September 2, 2021

August 12, 2021

Dream of STEAM: National Children’s Museum Partners with IF/THEN®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to Host Free, Virtual Career Events for Children Under 12

March 2, 2021

National Children’s Museum Will Inspire Young Innovators Through Digital Offerings This Summer

June 16, 2020

During COVID-19 Health Crisis, National Children’s Museum Inspires Young Innovators to Change the World with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

April 30, 2020

National Children's Museum to Feature Mothers Room Sponsored by Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.

October 25, 2019

Young Sluggers Will Learn the Science of Baseball from Their Favorite Nationals Players at National Children’s Museum

October 17, 2019

National Children’s Museum receives donation from Amazon for Data Literacy Exhibit and Free Museum Admission for Thousands of Northern Virginia Children and their Families

August 8, 2019

The State of Qatar Champions Education with a $2 Million Sponsorship of National Children’s Museum’s Centerpiece Exhibit

July 9, 2019

National Children’s Museum Hires Director of Operations

December 6, 2018

National Children's Museum Receives $250,000 Grant to Support School Field Trips and Education Programming

November 8, 2018

National Children’s Museum Announces Three New Board Members

October 2, 2018

The National Children’s Museum Prepares to Reopen in Washington, DC at Kickoff Celebration

June 18, 2018

Elise Lemle Named Director of Exhibits and Education for the National Children’s Museum

March 8, 2018

Crystal Bowyer Named President and CEO of the National Children’s Museum

July 11, 2017

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