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National Air and Space Museum

The below pre-visit material are designed for the National Air and Space Museum. The museum is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. At the entrance, Museum security staff will perform a hand-check of all bags, and families will be asked to walk through a metal detector before proceeding to the exhibit area.

The following downloadable information was developed to prepare your family for your visit to the museum.

Should you have any questions or comments about the project or the procedures for the day, or to register for Morning at the Museum please contact the Smithsonian Accessibility Program at (202) 633-2921.

We hope you enjoy Morning at the Museum!

Tip Sheet

Tip Sheet »

The "Tip Sheet" includes directions on how to get to and enter the museum, including parking information, as well as tips on things to bring or be aware of to make your museum experience enjoyable for your family.

Sensory Tip Sheet

Sensory Tip Sheet »

The "Sensory Tip Sheet" provides information on various sensory experiences that will occur in different parts of the exhibit. A parent may also select a particular gallery or avoid certain sensory experiences based on individual sensory needs.

Social Stories

Social Stories »

The "Social Stories" for the Air & Space Museum Morning at the Museum include Stories for a variety of learning levels. They describe a range of topics relevant to a visit to this exhibit. There are Stories that address what to expect at the museum, museum rules and routines, safety information, and more.

Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule Activity »

The "Visual Schedule" includes pictures of objects that are in the exhibition to help prepare your child for what s/he might see during the museum visit. A seek and find activity provided, where the children can find the objects during their visit.

Story Time Activity

Story Time Activity »

During the morning there will be a Story Time Activity.  Read about the selected story. 

Museum Map

Museum Map »

A map of the museum, Family restrooms, “Take a Break” space and exhibitions included in Morning at the Museum.

Museum Activity #3

Visiting a Museum »

A resource describing common behaviors necessary for an enjoyable visit for participants.

Other Resources

Other Resources »

Links to the computer interactive games available in the gallery space.