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Najwa and Alani building Lego-inspired robot at Family Engineering Day at National Building Museum
By David Gaines On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Robotic Challenge, Slime Making, Rocket Balloon Race and More at NBM’s Engineering Family (and Friends!) Day

I read somewhere recently that girls are a long shot to become scientists, engineers, anything STEM-related, not because of an inability to do those jobs, but because of a lack of interest.  And that lack More...

Making newspaper fort at the National Building Museum
By David Gaines On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Building Newspaper Forts and Visiting Timber City at National Building Museum

In the afternoon Najwa and Nduku were headed to a birthday party in Waldorf. Wanting to get back to getting Najwa out of the house on weekends, and considering tomorrow’s Super Bowl meant we only More...

Najwa at National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day

As the cherry blossoms reached peak bloom, we headed out to the National Building Museum for its annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day. There were lots of activities as usual, but different More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum

Now that Najwa is getting older and starting to understand these events we go to, we went to the National Building Museum’s Engineering Family Day for the exposure to engineering careers and activities. More...

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...

Najwa painting at National Building Museum for Cherry Blossom Family Day
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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National Cherry Blossom Family Day Festival at the National Building Museum

We spend most of the day at the National Cherry Blossom Family Day Festival at the National Building Museum. For a parent this event is perfect with its many activities for kids and since it’s free. 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...