Introducing… Family Trip Guides for the Smithsonian Museums!

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Last summer, I attempted to take my 2 kiddos into DC and visit all 12 Smithsonian main Museums (and 1 Zoo!) We made a passing grade after some summer colds got in the way 🙂 After the first couple of museum visits, friends asked me to write up some tips I found for navigating the crowds, parking, food and most importantly how to survive a museum visit with kids!

These museums are national treasures but they can certainly be overwhelming.  So I put together all my tips and tricks for beating the crowds into Guides for each of the museums.

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My hope is that these Guides save moms, dads, grandparents, camp directors and teachers TIME, $$ and most importantly…their Sanity!

I’ve had some Mom beta users and here’s what one has to say: “These guides are lifesavers! The Smithsonian museums have so much to offer that it can be easy to get swallowed up in the all the exhibits. These guides help me focus my visits on the parts of the museum that have the biggest impact on my kids. I especially love the “Mom Tips” – I’ve been visiting Smithsonian museums for years and didn’t know half of them! – Elle, Mom of 4

Each Museum has its own Guide which includes:

  1. ALL you need to know before you visit: Hours and how to beat the crowds, Transportation and best parking ideasfor each museum (street and garage), 3-4 Food options other than the expensive museum food!
  2. Specialized Tips for Each Age Groups: Visiting a museum with teens is VERY different than with toddlers! Each Museum Kids Guide is organized into a page for each 1. Babies and Toddlers, 2. Elementary Age, 3. Teens.
  3. Focus on Top 3 Can’t Miss Exhibits for each age group, Skip This recommendations if you are running out of time and Gift Shop Alternatives.

I hope you check out the Guides here at! I have a special 20% discount for this month with the discount code: launch20

I’d love to hear from you about your experiences at museums with kids! I’m on Instagram at MulticulturalMama and will be blogging more soon at

Happy Exploring!