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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

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

Charles Darwin would be 211 years old today and institutions across the world are celebrating #DarwinDay in honor of his revolutionary contributions to the world of science.

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Topics: Smithsonian Museums, National Museum of Natural History

Enhancements Coming to National Air and Space Museum

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Aug 28, 2019 10:07:28 AM

The popular “How Things Fly” interactive gallery at the National Air and Space Museum is about to get a $10 million facelift, the museum announced in its September edition of the "Air & Space Magazine."   The gallery, targeted at middle school students, is currently the only exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum dedicated exclusively to learning about STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) - and it's about to become an even greater interactive experience.

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Topics: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Museums

Free Admission to over 1,600 Museums on Sept. 21st.

Good news, museum-goers!  September 21st, 2019 marks the 15th annual Smithsonian magazine Museum Day. Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide are offering free admission tickets for up to two people. 

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Topics: Smithsonian Museums

Our Top 5 Favorite "Back to School"  Educators' Resources

“Back to School” is just around the corner - and we at NationsClassroom are teachers’ biggest fans.  And we’re not alone. The historic attractions on our tours love supporting teachers; in fact, most of the attractions offer virtual Classroom Resources designed to enhance learning without having to leave the classroom.  We’ve compiled a list of our favorite “Educator Resources” from some of NationsClassroom’s most popular historical east coast destinations.


So even if a school trip isn’t in your immediate future this year, we encourage you to take a look at these resources designed to make learning history come to life in the classroom. 


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Topics: Museum of the American Revolution, Colonial Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Museums, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, White House

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