National Postal Museum
RSVP for the Morning at the Museum at the National Postal Museum!
Where: 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Get your MATM Passport, have fun at Postal Pilates, and Mail a postcard to troops overseas!
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.
The below pre-visit material are designed for the National Postal Museum. The following downloadable information was developed to prepare your family for a fun and successful visit to the Postal Museum!
We hope you enjoy Morning at the Museum!
Introducing the Morning at the Museum Passport! Pick up your free MATM Passport at the Postal Museum! Within this section you will find a copy of the MATM Passport, directions on how to use the Passport, and a list of activities where you can collect stamps! Bring your Passport to all the MATM events to build your MATM stamp collection!
This Sensory Map provides information about anticipated sensory experience of each exhibit at the National Postal Museum. The Sensory Map can be used as a tool to navigate the museum successfully and eliminate any unwanted sensory surprises!
Social Stories/Social Narratives are designed to help prepare your child for situations he/she may encounter during time spent at the National History Museum. There are Stories/Narratives that address what to expect at the museum, museum rules and routines, safety information, and more.
The “Tip Sheet” includes:
1. Directions to the museum
2. Parking information
3. Sensory Tips
Postal Pilates Guide book will walk you and your child through many different yoga poses, inspired by the museum. This activity is 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 to help prepare your child for things he/she may see when entering the museum and when visiting the exhibits.
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.
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.