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A child with short, curly brown hair wearing a teal hoodie bends down to smell the green foliage in front of him, his right hand cupped to his nose.

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

Two colored used cardboard pieces have been cut out into vaguely tree-like shapes to form small sculptures.

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.

Sections of bark, moss and plants lie on a white surface.

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

Several pieces of clothing lay on a carpet with a pastel color scheme featuring light green paisley patterns and richly decorated elephants

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.


April 22, 2023
10:00 am–1:00 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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