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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.

In celebration of the changing seasons, join us and educators from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to take a close look at the Museum Lobby’s tables, created by artist Hiroshi Sugimoto using a 700-year-old nutmeg tree, and investigate plant life through the amazing journey of seeds! After a read-aloud of A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston, we will keep exploring seeds and create our own fall-inspired works of art.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Create a “wish tree” to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. Instructions here.

A boy attaches a wish to a paper tree attached to his window.


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.


October 25, 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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