National Postal Museum
The below pre-visit material are designed for the National Postal Museum.
The museum is located near Union Station on Massaschusetts Avenue Northwest 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 email the Smithsonian Accessibility Program.
We hope you enjoy Morning at the Museum!
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.
The "Sensory Map" 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.
The "Social Stories/Social Narratives" for the National Postal Museum Morning at the Museum include Stories/Narratives for a variety of learning levels. They describe a range of topics relevant to a visit to this exhibit. There are Stories/Narratives that address what to expect at the museum, museum rules and routines, safety information, and more.
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.
Postal Pilates Guide book will walk you through many poses, inspired by the museum, designed to keep your children moving and stretching. Also, included is a seek and find activity for children while in the museum.
Watch two videos about the National Postal Museum Morning at the Museum.
Prepare for your Morning at the Museum with this activity book. Color the pictures of mammals and print out the stamp page to bring to the event. At Morning at the Museum there will be “stamp stations” where kids can get their mammals stamps. Pages fit easily into an 8 1/2 x 5 ½ mini binders. These binders can also hold photo pages so your family can remember your visit. Add pages to your book at every Morning at the Museum.