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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

Amazon.com 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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