Accessible Museum Programs

AJE is delighted to share this news with our families! 

From the Smithsonian Institutions

It is time for another round of Morning at the Museum registration! I have attached the updated 2019 calendar to this email for your reference. Please note that due to its reduced programming, we will NOT be hosting a Morning at the Museum at the Folklife Festival this year.
To register for the following programs, please click on the Eventbrite links below.
Sunday, September 8; 9:00-10:00 a.m.: National Museum of African Art –
Saturday, September 14; 8:30-10:00 a.m.: National Museum of Natural History —
Saturday, September 28; 8:30-10:00 a.m.: NASM Udvar-Hazy Center (VA) —
Ashley Grady
Senior Program Specialist
Access Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution
Main: 202-633-4349

From the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG)

We are thrilled to offer our Morning at the Garden program on Sunday, July 14 at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG).
Our doors will open for registered participants at 8:30 a.m. (doors open to the visiting public at 10 a.m.).
The USBG Conservatory will be open for your exploration and enjoyment. You will have time to take in the Celebrating American Public Gardens exhibit, pot a succulent plant to take home, visit seasonal discovery cart stations and contribute to a community-based art installation.
Mural project
Over the course of several months different members of the USBG community will color 12 large scale murals which will be hung and displayed in our east gallery. The completed murals will be accompanied by an interpretive sign indicating the community that helped to create the mural.
For this program we will be coloring two large scale (8×16 foot) botanical murals. Each mural is separated into (4) 4×8 foot panels. These panels will be laid flat on tables to work. You are welcome to stand or sit while working on the murals. Note: the markers being used will stain clothing.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Garden. In order to honor the spirit and intent of this program, space is limited. Please RSVP to this email or give me a call at 202-226-1047 with the name(s) and number(s) of participants. **If you are a teacher, we encourage you to pass this invitation along to your families**.
Can’t make the morning program?
The entire East Gallery space will be closed to the public on Sunday, July 14 from 10:00-5:00 p.m. so our families can enjoy a quieter space to contribute to the mural project. The remainder of the Conservatory will be open to the public during this time.
A note about parking…
As of this writing, permitted parking is being enforced on Maryland Avenue on the weekend. We are hoping to have additional information prior to the programs. If possible, we strongly encourage public transportation or alternate parking options.  Additional information will be sent closer to the program date to confirmed participants. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Maura Nelson
Education Specialist
Access Programs and Services
U.S. Botanic Garden
245 First Street
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-226-1047
Mobile: 202-579-4936

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