Are you running out of ideas to entertain your kids at home? Washington, DC has got some science and some fun to keep your family engaged during this lockdown. Learn about the ocean bed or even about bones with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History or engage with our team at the National Children’s Museum with fun hands-on activities. If your drama skills need a little brushing, join the tutorial by Arena Stage.

#STEAM Work Live Videos from National Children’s Museum

Whilst you have kids to engage with during this lockdown, the National Children’s Museum in DC hosts educational and fun live streams for kids and parents daily. Expect experiences, stories and projects geared towards kids under 12 years, with different STEAM themes.


For the Artist within You

Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.  Artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop every week highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Pick up your pencil!

Learn from Smithsonian Scientists
Bring Smithsonian scientists from the National Museum of Natural History, DC to your virtual classroom with Science How. Choose from 50 archived videos of scientists discussing topics ranging from butterfly adaptations to the natural history of cell phones. The videos include resources for teachers divided into grade levels and worksheets for students.

Enjoy the Theatre with Molly Smith

If you feel your dramatic skills are being quarantined for too long – the Arena Stage in DC has got you covered. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally. In addition to the popular and in-demand Gifts of Art, Molly’s Salons, dance classes and Civil Dialogues, Smith has created a robust line-up of programmes. The class cover playwright, acting, stage management and design.

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Video assets sharing the newly created “Discover the Real DC” campaign content can be found on the dedicated Destination DC YouTube Channel.

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