No need to pack a lunch for a field trip to these museums around the world! There are so many places to visit from the comfort of your couch!

ART APPRECIATION
YOUR MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
  • SEE: What do you notice? What details do you notice? How is it made? How is it displayed?
  • THINK & FEEL: What thoughts and feelings are stirred? What is the message being conveyed?
  • WONDER: What questions come to mind or are asked? What puzzles you? What questions linger?
  • ACT: What actions are you inspired to take? 
WHY MUSEUMS MATTER
Museums display, collect, preserve, and interpret art, cultural, and scientific artifacts. They can also offer meaningful opportunities for reflection, learning, and discourse.
When you visit a museum, consider the museum's mission and how it engages with its diversity of visitors. How does it contribute to health, vitality, and well-being? How does it make you feel? What does it make you want to do?

MUSEUMS

When we visit, we never wanted to leave! This museum has so many exciting exhibits and programs. Don't miss the OLogy ("the study of" science section.

MoMA

Check out its special Thursday series.

Boston Children's Museum

Writing a Mad Lib, competing in a writing contest, and exploring the play and learn section are just a few of the activities.

Travel to extraordinary worlds with the Country Dog Gentlemen and do one (or two or three!) of their free art projects.

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Aquarium, planetarium rainforest and natural history museum in one place! Weekly livestream sessions, five animal webcams, and a camera you can control!

National Museum of Mathematics

This museum's exhibits and programs focus on revealing the patterns and structures that surround us.

National Museum of African American Hist

Visit the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

Who can resist a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one?!

Science World

Science and society intersect at the museum that focuses on pressing issues.

The Bedroom by Vincent van Gogh, 1888

Can you draw your bedroom?

The Met

Where would the time machine take you?

Monteray Bay Aquarium

Swim with sea otters, penguins & sharks

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Zip through history!

National Museum of Natural  History

Tour the expansive exhibit halls

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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