Families Together: Meet Ups


Families Together: Meet Ups mission is to create an atmosphere of lifelong learning. Families are invited to spend time together exploring a topic inspired by the Smithsonian’s collections. Different activities are available for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children. Each Meet Up will focus on a specific artwork or object and a related topic. Play stations will be available for the hour, and an educator led experience, centered around the object will take place. Explore, wonder, observe, and learn!

Basic Information:

  • Each Meet Up will occur at a different location around the National Mall
  • Directions and a map will be sent prior to the event
  • Each Meet Up has a rain date in case of bad weather. An email will go out by the night prior to inform families if the class is canceled due to weather. Refund available for families who cannot attend the rain date.
  • Bathrooms will not be provided, however, Meet Ups will be located near a museum that can be entered to use the facilities.
  • In accordance with licensing requirements, everyone over the age of 2 must be masked.

Current Offerings

Architecture

Sold Out – please email SEECinfo@si.edu to be added to a waitlist

Sunday, September 26 @ 10 AM (rain date – October 3 @ 10 AM)

Come explore the intersection of art and construction as we learn about the sculpture Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore) by Mark di Suvero at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Ages: 0-8
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Price: $25
Ticket: One Family
Location: National Mall, in between the carousel and the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden (directions/map will be sent prior to the event)

Spiders

Sunday, October 17 @ 10 AMSold Out – please email SEECinfo@si.edu to be added to a waitlist

Sunday, October 24 @ 10 AMRegister Here

Join us to explore this gigantic spider sculpture, Spider by Louise Bourgeois at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden! Through play, art, and experimentation we’ll learn more about these fascinating (and sometimes spooky) arachnids, and how the artist views spiders as a comforting presence.

Ages: 0-8
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Price: $25
Ticket: One Family
Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Tea

Sold Out – please email SEECinfo@si.edu to be added to a waitlist

Sunday, November 7 @ 10 AM (rain date – November 14 @ 10 AM)

Join us at the Enid A. Haupt Garden as we explore how tea is both a plant and a drink as well as a time for people to come together and take a breath. Families will have a chance to explore how tea is made and served, as well as learn about traditions surrounding tea in different parts of the globe.

Ages: 0-8
Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Price: $25
Ticket: One Family
Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden (directions and a map will be sent out prior to the event)