Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution

Price: $14.95
ISBN 13: 1588343499

Available from the Following Retailers

Product Description

From Dorothy's red slippers to dinosaurs to the Wright brothers' plane, the Smithsonian is filled with objects fascinating to kids. Yet choosing what to see at the Smithsonian can challenge even the most enthusiastic families. Packed with activities, information, and pictures, this lively new guide offers children ages 8-12 years a way to navigate the Smithsonian. Engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations present the main museum halls along with puzzles, games, mad libs, and pages for journal entries, drawings, and superlatives that will help get kids ready for their big trip to the nation's capital and keep them focused and attentive as they navigate the world's largest museum complex that is the Smithsonian Institution. Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian (spiral bound) is the perfect way to engage any child on their big trip to Washington, DC, and the Smithsonian.

Author Information

Emily Korrell
Emily Korrell is an elementary and middle school teacher and former Smithsonian museum docent. Korrell's extensive experience developing multi-dimensional teaching and learning aids to stimulate and encourage deep involvement by all types of learners has played a central role in her development of Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian.

Review Quotes

Korrell keeps readers engaged with some simple quizzes—you can write right in the “guide”—and hide-and-seek games that challenge readers to find various objects somewhere in the rooms, as well as other activities. A serious introduction to the national museums that does not take itself too seriously.
—Kirkus Reviews
Parents will find this fun, four-color, interactive guide and workbook a great introduction to the three most visited: the National Air & Space, Natural History, and American History museums. Interviews, quizzes, games and journal pages along with 450 photos and illustrations.
A dynamic layout will foster boundless interest for museum visitors and casual readers alike.

More from Smithsonian