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National Museum of American History

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:National Museum of American History
Description:More than 150 objects from the collections of the National Museum of American History are on view at the National Air and Space Museum while American History is closed for renovation.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Smithsonian Institution
Address 2:P.O. Box 37012
City:Washington
State/Province:DC
Zip Code:20013-7012
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The Museum, which closed on Sept. 5, 2006, is scheduled to reopen by summer 2008.
Admission:
Telephone:(202) 633-1000
Website:http://americanhistory.si.edu
R E V I E W S
Penny W, Co-op Member
This field trip is for all ages. We have been here over 4 times and are still going back to see things that we missed the other times. The animals section, the kids and adults will love. Then you have the all time favorite for the children, the dinosaurs. We spent 2 hours just in this section because there is so much information you can use in your lessons. If you move onto the gemstone area, the women will love to see the Hope diamond, which has security guards around at all times. Moving onward to history in this museum, It can take more then one day to read everything that they have. You can go into Egypt to the caveman it's that much to be able to use for lessons.
The shops have plenty of item to take home that you can use for school and things that involve the students to use their brains and think about what all they saw during the day.
There are plenty of different choices are far as food is concern. So everyone has a choice of what they would like to eat.
All in all, this could be a great weekend trip. It costs nothing to go into, so if you wanted, it could be a no cost trip. Take your own lunch and eat outside after you are done with lunch go back inside and see more wonderful things.
Melissa Smith, Co-op Member
This museum is interesting for all ages. You can see the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, climb on a vintage subway train, and see a conastoga wagon. There is a nice toddler area with a small place to climb and slide and a pretend kitchen. Unfortunately when we visited on a Saturday, this area was so crowded with children that my kids couldn't really play. This kids area has a family bathroom and a seating area (great if you need to nurse a baby like I did) They also have a nice invention lab for older kids stocked with many materials for young inventors to use. My 7 years old would have stayed in this section all day!
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