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Family Day at the National Academy of Sciences

Science and Poetry

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Free. Government-issued photo ID required for adults.

Words help us express ourselves.
Words help us share what is important to us.
Words help us communicate our observations and scientific understandings.

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University for a day of family fun.

At this event, kids and their families are invited to express themselves in words and images and to learn about the world around them through poetry. Join us for hands-on activities exploring earth, animals, air, and water and take part in a Kids’ Parade around the Albert Einstein Memorial Statue (weather permitting). Visitors will also have opportunities to talk to scientists and engineers. This family day is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Poets for Science.

This program is geared towards families. Most activities are designed for children ages 12 and under. Registration is required. Free!

Transportation: The NAS Building is a 12-15 minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro. Several Capital Bikeshare docks are located nearby. Buses that stop nearby include the Circulator National Mall route and Metrobus 31, 32, and 36 routes.

Questions? Email us at cpnas@nas.edu

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