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
Member: $10
Non-Member: $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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Important Message

SEEC’s public programs are cancelled through June 1, 2020 as a public health precaution. If you are registered for a class, you should receive an email with more information. If you have not, please contact

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Rothko and Co.

June 2 at 10:15am: Register Here

Listen to stories about figures central to Hinduism and Buddhism and uncover the 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: National Gallery of Art

Parenting Class: Literature

June 16 at 10:15am: Register Here

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


Like Father; Like Son

July 7 at 10:15am: Register Here

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

Gems & Minerals

July 21 at 10:15am: Register Here

As your baby explores the beautiful colors and shapes of the gems and minerals housed in the Smithsonian’s Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, you will learn some of the science behind these formations.
Museum Visit: National Museum of Natural History


Parenting Class:

August 11 at 10:15am: Register Here

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