Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian

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From Dorothy's red slippers to dinosaurs to the Wright brothers' plane, the Smithsonian is filled with objects fascinating to kids. Yet choosing what to see at the Smithsonian can challenge even the most enthusiastic families. Packed with activities, information, and pictures, this lively new guide offers children ages 8-12 years a way to navigate the Smithsonian. Engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations present the main museum halls along with puzzles, games, mad libs, and pages for journal entries, drawings, and superlatives that will help get kids ready for their big trip to the nation's capital and keep them focused and attentive as they navigate the world's largest museum complex that is the Smithsonian Institution. Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian is the perfect way to engage a son or daughter in his or her big trip to Washington, D.C., and the Smithsonian.

Includes QR codes to take kids directly to web pages for more information about the exhibitions or objects. Features the three most heavily visited museums: Air and Space, Natural History, and American History.

Museum Story

In presenting its national collections, the Smithsonian Institution creates lifelong memories for millions of visitors annually. The Institution touches the lives of Americans in communities across the nation with outreach programs that offer the Smithsonian experience.


  • Paperback
  • 128 pages, 425 color photos and drawings
  • Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7
  • 11" x 8.5"
  • Written by Emily B. Korrell, former Smithsonian museum docent