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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Offers “Walk Up Wednesdays” in April

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

As if you needed another reason to visit Washington D.C. in spring, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is testing a new admission policy for the month of April — Walk-Up Wednesdays!

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Giveaway: Tickets to Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid

Earlier this week, we shared all the fun details about the annual Kids Week at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum taking place from February 18- 24 in NYC. We think it’s such a fantastic family event and encourage you to visit. Believe us, your kids will thank you.

Today, we’re really excited to announce this ticket giveaway!

Thanks to the generosity of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Playground is giving away 4 tickets to Kids Week 2108 to one lucky reader!

Here’s how to enter:

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Celebrate Science with Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Kids Week at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Looking for a great family Day Trip during Presidents Day/Winter Break? Next month,  Kids Week takes over at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between February 18 – 24, just in time to provide interactive fun and cool entertainment for families.

Kids Week 2018 will show your family that science is everywhere—from the basketball court to your backyard. Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games and nature in fun-filled activities for all ages. Families will enjoy immersive activities, live broadway musical performances (including a visit from Sponge Bob the Broadway Musical), demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and visits from special guests.

Plus, all of it is free with museum admission!

Check out the lineup of scientific fun:

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Calling All Potter Fans! You Don’t Want to Miss the Upcoming Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society | Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition

My family loves New-York Historical Society. It’s one of our favorite Day Trips in NYC. So my Harry Potter loving kids are super excited about the news of the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition coming to the museum in October 2018.

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live is Your Chance to Get Free Admission to 1,500+Museums

museum day live 2017

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of arts & culture hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s admission free event takes place on Saturday, September 23.

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Moon Shot at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Moon Shot Theater Unspeakable

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which combines cool science and history exhibits aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid in New York City, kicks off the first week of August with a week-long Space and Science Festival. It’s a perfect time to take a Day Trip to the museum if you haven’t visited yet.

One of the highlights of the theme week is two performances of the original show Moon Shot by Chicago’s Theater Unspeakable, which will be performed beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise on August 4 and 5.

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5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia
Alexander Hamilton and The Gilmore Girls.

Do you have a family obsessed with Hamilton? You want a revolution? We have a revelation! Historic Philadelphia is where you can go beyond Broadway and follow Hamilton’s footsteps.

Thanks to Visit Philly, my A.Ham obsessed family stepped back in time to enjoy a weekend of historic adventures in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here are 5 don’t-miss spots for a Hamilton-inspired weekend of family fun:

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The Museum Mile Festival Offers a Mile of Free Arts & Culture For Family Fun in NYC

Museum Mile Festival

Save the date Playground readers! For one summer day a year, seven of of the finest museums in New York City, open their doors to the public free of charge for the Museum Mile Festival. The 39th annual event will take place on Tuesday, June 13 from 6 pm – 9 pm (The festival kick-off begins at 5:45 pm).

A mile of Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets will be closed to traffic for the massive street party. Families will enjoy live music, performances, and a night of art at the following museums:

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