Popular kids’ exhibits at the National Museum of American History include early cars, trains, printing, and musical instruments. See a collection of Teddy bears (originally named for Theodore Roosevelt), Dorothy’s ruby slippers, a five-story doll house, and the original Star-Spangled Banner. There’s a lot to see and it may be crowded, so visit early in the morning and often, in small doses. Explore history, science and social issues with your hands and minds at the Hands on History Room and Hands on Science Center. For food-lovers and history buffs, take a walk-though of the exhibit FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000. The museum is currently undergoing some renovations and is due to be completed in 2015.


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