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

10:15 Coffee and Play
10:45  Museum Tour
11:45 Conclude at Museum

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Did You Know?: Amazing Animals

September 24 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History
Let’s explore the animals of the Museum of Natural History as we learn some truly amazing, and sometimes surprising facts.

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Stories of Gods and Teachers

October 8 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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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Parenting Class: Gross Motor

October 22 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art
Gain insight into how young children learn how to move their bodies and then compare what we know about child development to the putti and cherubs on display at the NGA.

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Inspired by Nature

November 5 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History
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.

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What’s Your Impression?

November 19 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art
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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Rothko and Co.

December 3 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Gallery of Art, East
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.

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Parenting Class: Literacy

December 17 at 10:15am
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History
A child’s education begins at birth. Caregivers help children learn 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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