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.

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