Visiting Santa at the Newseum

Santa Mail at the Newseum

One of my favorite museums is the Newseum. Since I was a kid, when all the other kids wanted to be firemen, astronauts or something grand, I wanted to be a journalist. Hence, I blog. So when kids got in free by writing a letter to Santa, we were there. But, we missed the fine print where it said parents still had to pay an arm and a leg! Fortunately More...

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The Beach - National Building Museum
By David Gaines On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Going To “The Beach” That Has No Water at the National Building Museum

The National Building Museum has one of the more fascinating exhibits I’ve seen. It’s called The Beach, but there’s no water. Instead, it’s 10,000 square feet of space filled with More...

Play Work Build at the National Building Museum
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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National Building Museum’s PLAY WORK BUILD

Whenever we’re at the National Building Museum, it’s inevitable we visit the PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit. Research has shown how important play can be to a child’s development. But, play More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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A Quick Visit to the National Museum of African Art

Fittingly, we took a break to escape the sun from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival by visiting the National Museum of African Art. Nomoli head by a Sopi artist from Sierre Leone Little is known about More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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To The Botanical Garden With Auntie Mutethya

Nduku’s sister was in town from Dubai, and our winters aren’t something that she’s accustomed to. So while on the National Mall, we sought refuge at the Botanical Gardens, a favorite of More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Najwa “Playing, Working, Building” at the National Building Museum

Years ago I used to volunteer at the National Building Museum and marvel at perfect the place was to bring your kids. Lots of parents brought their kids and there were many activities designed specifically for More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Najwa at the Playseum

While mommy was getting her hair done, the little one and I headed out to play. Since we were on U Street and I had my camera, I’ve been meaning to take photos of the African American Civil War Memorial at More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Awed by the Botanical Garden’s All-Natural Works of Art

At the Botanical Gardens, some really creative people created scenes using all natural elements. Amazing work!  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, December 10th, 2011
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Trip to the National Zoo

I always wondered what did kids think when they first saw animals? Najwa got to see a bunch of new animals at the National Zoo.  More...



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