The Washington area is full of museums. But as of this month, local kids once again have a museum to call their own: the National Children’s Museum.
The new museum, which opened this past Friday in National Harbor, is a place where kids can learn not just by looking but by playing with everything. KidsPost got a peek at the museum the day before it opened, and we wanted to let you know what to check out.
The museum, which is best for kids age 9 and younger, welcomes visitors with a large map of the world on the floor. From the map, you can head toward My Town or Our World, the two areas for school-age kids. (If you have toddler brothers or sisters, they have a play area with a “Sesame Street” theme called 3 & Under.)
In My Town, you can buy food in a general store, sit inside the front end of a fire engine and “cook” in a mini pizza parlor, the favorite spot for Malonte Quinn, 10, who previewed the museum with her Seat Pleasant Elementary schoolmates.