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For kids (and adults!) of all ages
Sustain your creativity with earth-friendly making at Maker Morning: Big, Beautiful Earth! Join us, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the National Postal Museum, and DC Public Library to explore the transformative power of art by remaking everyday materials into something new, discovering the possibilities of a simple piece of paper, and taking a scavenger hunt of nature-inspired artworks.
Find us on the Plaza and in the Museum.
Stroller parking is available in the Lobby and Lower Level.
In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor locations.
Hands-on maker stations with reused materials and nature-inspired themes
10 am–1 pm | Museum and Plaza
12:30 – 2:05 pm | Film: The Lorax (Registration recommended)
Do this at home! Transform used cardboard materials into futuristic sculptures! Create.
Do this at home! If you could be anything from nature, what would you be? Inspired by artist Thierry de Cordier, create a self-portrait using natural items. Create.
Do this at home! Shape your clothes to create a composition as colorful as Rufino Tamayo’s prints. Your wardrobe is your paint palette! Create.
Join us again next month! Maker Morning is the Hirshhorn’s free series held on a select Saturday of each month that invites kids of all ages to experience contemporary art through interactive hands-on making activities. Each month, we’ll introduce you to new activities and ideas, focused on this year’s theme of Be Transformed. Drop in and explore the Museum through engaging interactives, kids tours, and more. Activities take place throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden.