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

More Details

DECEMBER

Inspired by Nature │ December 5 at 10AM
Explore the ways in which inventors mimic the natural world to come up with products that improve our everyday lives.
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What’s Your Impression? │ December 19 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.
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JANUARY

Like Father, Like Son | January 9 at 10am

Papas and patrons in the Italian Renaissance.

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Stories of Gods and Teachers | January 30 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.

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FEBRUARY

Parenting Class: Being Your Child’s First Teacher & Creating a Love for Reading │ February 13 at 10am

Learn ways to foster your child’s love for reading and books. For this class we will incorporate the latest research on emergent literacy and combine that techniques that we regularly use at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Caregivers will leave with the tools need to support their child’s development and curiosity.

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Silence is Golden | February 27 at 10am

The art of ancient writing.
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MARCH

Inspired by Nature | March 13 at 10am

Explore the ways in which inventors mimic the natural world to come up with products that improve our everyday lives.

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Parenting Class: Being Your Child’s First Teacher | March 27 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.

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