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2020 D.C. Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Predictions Revealed!

Breaking News!  The National Park Service just released information on their "peak bloom" forecast for Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossom trees.  And peak season is sooner than you'd think!

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

TSA Encourages Good Hygiene While Traveling

We at NationsClassroom encourage all travelers to practice good hygiene while traveling: washing hands or applying hand sanitizer regularly, using disinfectant wipes on cell phones, airline/motorcoach seats and tray tables, and following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for travel updates.  Luckily, the TSA is also supportive of practicing good hygiene while traveling.  Read on to find out what hygiene products are allowed through airport security.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

TSA Travel Tips: Traveling with Aerosols

Spring and summer travel means traveling with the popular aerosol sunscreens - but what exactly does the TSA allow in a checked bag and in a carry-on?  Review the TSA's guidelines on traveling with aerosols in today's Travel Tips blog post.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips, TSA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted by Jay Bloxsom, Founder on Mar 2, 2020 3:19:50 PM

NationsClassroom continues to closely monitor the evolving situation with respect to Coronavirus originating in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) , the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended against travel to China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. 

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Mar 2, 2020 1:10:14 PM

On this day in 1969, the supersonic Concorde took is first flight.  Visitors to the D.C. area can check out an Air France Concorde at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. 


Most travelers don't know that only 10% of the Air & Space Museum's collection is at the National Mall campus - the remaining 90%  of the collection is housed inside the museum's annex located only 25 miles from Washington, D.C.  And we think it's worth the trip!  


Christian Mirasol, licensed Washington, D.C. tour guide, shares his tips for taking school groups to the Air & Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in today's SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT.

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Spring 2020 Travel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are deeply saddened by those who have been affected and impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. We know a lot of travelers have questions about Coronavirus and whether it’s safe to travel right now.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

When Women Lost the Vote - Exhibition Opens in Philadelphia

We all know that American women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment was ratified in August of 1920.  But did you know that women and free people of color were legally able to vote for years in New Jersey a century earlier?  


The newest groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the history of America's first women voters and examine the reasons why this right was eventually stripped away from them nearly 30 years later.  Visitors to historic Philadelphia and the popular Museum of the American Revolution won't want to miss this new exhibition opening in August 2020.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

Which Smithsonian Museum had the Most Visits in 2019?

The results are in!  The number of 2019 visits to each of the Smithsonian Institutions have been tallied and reported.  Can you guess which of your favorite Smithsonian museums had the most visits?

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Topics: Smithsonian Museums

What to Know about the History Channel's "Washington" Miniseries

The History Channel premiered the three-episode docuseries "Washington" on Sunday, Feb. 16th.  What should you know about the critically acclaimed series?  We've got the details for you in today's blog post.

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3 Presidents' Day Celebrations Not to Miss

Happy Presidents' Day from all of us at NationsClassroom.  While Presidents' Day is observed nationwide, the Presidents' Day celebrations in the Washington, D.C. area are hard to beat.  If you're in Washington, D.C. today, here are three celebrations not to miss.

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Topics: Presidents' Day

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