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Smithsonian Sleepovers

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Calling all kid detectives! The Smithsonian is hosting sleepovers at the National Museum of American History for children ages 8-12 on select dates May through August. And of course, no Smithsonian sleepover would be complete without mysteries to solve, crafts, games, and a film. Spots will definitely go fast, so get your tickets ASAP!

The Anniversary of a Momentous Occasion

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75 years ago today, something truly amazing happened.  After being denied entrance to Constitution Hall by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) because of her skin color, singer Marian Anderson put on the concert of a lifetime.  At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and sang…

Spotlight on: The Hirshhorn Museum

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Whenever we take our tour guests to the National Mall, they always ask us the same question: “what’s that round thing?”  We completely understand their curiosity and bewilderment as they point to a strange, circular building by the National Air and Space Museum.  That round thing is in fact DC’s oddest-shaped and hardest-to-spell museum, the…

What Do You Think Thursday: Magnetism by Hand, Discharged Catfish, and Poor Willie Thompson

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This week, on “What Do You Think Thursday”, we present to you one of the greatest untold mysteries of Washington, DC.  What do you get when you put together a young boy, Foggy Bottom, hand magnetism, and a bunch of stomach-dwelling catfish? We honestly have no clue, and our heads are starting to hurt from…

Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!

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You probably already know that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (see yesterday’s post for our MLK Day Insider Tips)!  Did you know it’s also Buzz Aldrin’s birthday?  Part of the beauty of DC is that you get the opportunity to see first-hand the memorials and legacies…

Spring Over to the National Zoo!

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Now that it is finally starting to warm up in the District, you can enjoy all the outdoor activities DC has to offer!   DC Insider Tours’ recommendation?  Drop everything and head straight to the National Zoo!  There are more reasons to visit the zoo right now than could possibly fit in a single blog post,…