BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby


Bring Your Own Baby is a specially designed program for adult audiences who are looking for a rich learning experience and an opportunity to meet other caretakers.

Join us as we ease into the morning with some light conversation and a walk to a nearby museum where we will explore one of the topics outlined below. While aimed at adults, the rich environment will benefit baby too by exposing them to new stimuli and vocabulary!

Age |Caretakers and babies, 0 – 12 months
Cost |$15
Ticket | 1 Caretaker + 1 Child
Location | Program begins at the National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue Lobby and concludes at a museum listed in course description

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
10:00  Coffee and Play
10:30  Museum Tour
11:30 Conclude at Museum

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AUGUST

Silence is Golden | August 14 at 10am

Ancient languages are a tool to explore both the history and artistry of writing systems. We’ll explore several kinds, including cuneiform writing and hieroglyphics to learn about how these systems develop and the ways we use them today.

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SEPTEMBER

Silence is Golden | September 11 at 10am

Ancient languages are a tool to explore both the history and artistry of writing systems. We’ll explore several kinds, including cuneiform writing and hieroglyphics to learn about how these systems develop and the ways we use them today.

Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History

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Did You Know?: Amazing Animals |September 25 at 10am

Let’s explore the animals of the Museum of Natural History as we learn some truly amazing, and sometimes surprising, facts.

Museum Visit |National Museum of Natural History

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OCTOBER

Stories of Gods and Teachers | October 16 at 10am

Listen to stories about figures central to Hinduism and Buddhism and uncover the meaning of the rich visual language associated with these ancient religions.

Museum Visit | Freer Sackler Galleries

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Inspired by Nature | October 30 at 10am

Explore the ways in which inventors mimic the natural world to come up with products that improve our everyday lives. Be inspired by the nature’s amazing ability to adapt at the National Museum of Natural History.

Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History

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NOVEMBER

Parenting Class: Literature | November 13 at 10am

A child’s education begins at birth. Caregivers can help children begin their learning journey by responding to their interests, sparking their curiosity, and allowing them to engage in self-directed activities. Join us as we explore some ways to support your child’s development and encourage their innate love of learning.

Museum Visit | National Museum of Natural History

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What’s Your Impression?  | November 27 at 10am

Monet, Degas, Renoir…some of the most well-known artists, and yet when they first exhibited their work it was met with harsh criticism. Explore the distinct characteristics of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork and why it was controversial in its time.

Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art

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DECEMBER

Rothko and Co. | December 11 at 10am

Mark Rothko is the subject of many a joke about modern art, but what inspired his color field paintings? Explore his works and those of his contemporaries and learn about their lives and legacies.

Museum Visit | NGA East

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JANUARY

Like Father; Like Son | January 8 at 10am

Learn about the artist and apprenticeship relationship that developed in the Italian Renaissance. Compare and contrast this dependent relationship with your developing relationship with your baby.

Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art

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Parenting Class: Music | January 22 at 10am

Learn how connect songs with museum objects to ensure a positive learning experience for your baby.

Babies love listening and hearing music so this class will encourage parents to sing to their child while at the museum.

Museum Visit | National Museum of American History

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