Hit the open road with this at-home activity guide that taps into the Smithsonian's vast collections and expertise. Where will you go on this “road trip” of discovery?! 


Here’s a sneak peek at some of the activities featured in the guide that you can also access on the Smithsonian Learning Lab: 

  • Construct your own biplane inspired by Bessie Coleman and learn more about her achievements through a National Air and Space Museum story time.  

  • Reimagine an iconic portrait created by Amy Sherald and find additional coloring pages to showcase their creativity with National Portrait Gallery artworks. 

  • Curate your own mini-exhibits with objects from around your home and tips from experts at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.” 

- Deborah Lloyd

For projects for younger kids, look for Nigel the koala. 

BIG hint! You'll find Nigel in What's different? • Play portal • We Puzzle Together for Tots

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