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The below pre-visit material are designed for the National Museum of American History, America on the Move Exhibit. The museum is located on the National Mall and Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, Northwest. 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.

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!

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

Social Stories/Social Narratives

Social Stories/Social Narratives »

The "Social Stories/Social Narratives" explain what to expect in the museum in simple, easy to understand language. Refer to the index of Social Stories/Social Narratives and pick the stories that are most appropriate for your child's functional level and needs. Introduce the stories to your child one week ahead of time, and if possible, present them regularly throughout the week in preparation for the museum visit. The stories will help to familiarize your child with the museum experience.

Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule »

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.