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An educator stands in the Hirshhorn's plaza holding up the children's book Call Me Tree and reading it to parents, caregivers and children assembled on round and square grey mats.

Many artists use shapes to create sculptures. Join us and educators from the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum for a read-aloud of The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss and an abstract shape scavenger hunt around the Hirshhorn Plaza. Following the read-aloud, we’ll play with our own creations using different shapes.


Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Looking for an alternative to screen time? A formula for sustained play? Meet the tinker tray. Instructions here.

A wooden box full of art supplies sits on a black surface


Join Hirshhorn Kids on Wednesdays for a one-of-a-kind storytime experience! Each week offers a fun and fresh theme for our youngest artists and their adults. Get a fun and hands-on introduction to a new artwork each week, and participate in a joyful read-aloud filled with music, stories, and movement. Then, stay and play while your little artist creates. No reservations or tickets required. Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program; two weeks advance notice is appreciated. For a group of ten or more, please contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance.


September 27, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am
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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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Third floor