National Museum of The American Indian in D.C.


November was all about Thanksgiving at the Sippy Cup Sojourner household! We dressed up like Pilgrims, built a Mayflower replica out of an old box, and headed out for some FREE adventure at the National Museum of The American Indian in D.C. We drove to D.C. and found a great parking deal with Parking Panda right down the street from the museum. 
 
If you don't like to drive in circles waiting, I highly suggest prepaying for parking with Parking Panda. (Use my link to sign up and get $5 off!)
 
I was thrilled with the children's hands-on area of the museum. Sam was able to look at totem poles, artifacts, and watch videos in the exhibit halls. Then we headed over to imagiNATIONS Activity Center for Sam to touch, create, play, and learn! We explored American Indian baskets and then were able to try our hand at making our own weaving patterns. 
Sam explored American Indian homes by building a large igloo, exploring a teepee, and cooking in a home! 

The museum has a great "passport" system set up for the kids. As they explore the different areas they can stamp their passports. By the end of the day Sam had a passport filled with stamps that we could talk about when we got home to review everything we learned! 
Sam was also able to learn about the different foods American Indians ate then head down to the cafe on the first floor to try some out! 
We also discovered that the museum puts on activities for little ones throughout the year. We can't wait to head back and try some out! Of course, we will come back and share!




Fast Facts:
  • Stroller Friendly (3 Elevators)
  • Cafe 
  • Baby Changing Areas
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National Museum of the American Indian  






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