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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JANUARY

If the federal government reopens by Tuesday, January 8, we will hold programs as scheduled that day.

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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February

Silence is Golden | February 12 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 | February 26 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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March

Inspired by Nature | March 12 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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Stories of Gods and Teachers | March 26 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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April

Parenting Class: Music | April 9 at 10am
Babies love listening and hearing music. This class will help caregivers connect songs to museum objects so they can create fun and meaningful museum experiences.

Museum Visit National Museum of Natural History

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What’s Your Impression? |April 23 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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May

Sculpture May 14
Take a tour of famous sculptors and learn about their styles, materials, and lives.  This class will take a walk through the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden or visit National Gallery of Art – East Building in the case of inclement weather.

Museum Visit | National Gallery of Art

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Silence is Golden May 28

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

Register Here