One of the greatest advantages of visiting DC is the abundance of musuems in the area, and the fact that practically all of them are free! During black history month there will be some special exhibits at both the National Museum of America History, and the National Geographic Museum. The latter is not free, but the fee is nominal and the exhibits well worth it.
To celebrate Black History Month the Smithsonian is holding the Black History Month 2011 Family Day Celebration at the National Museum of American History. The event will take place Saturday, February 5, 2011. There will be theatre, performances and special exhibitions including the debut of the Addy Walker exhibition. There is no entrance fee at this museum.
The National Geographic Museum is also debuting their newest exhibit, America I Am: The African American Imprint. This museum often changes exhibits, so take the opportunity to explore this collection. The entrance fee for this exhibit is $12.
Both of these musuems are accesible by metro rail. The National Museum of American History is located closest to the Federal Traingle stop (Blue or Orange Line). The National Geographic Museum is a short walk from either The Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue or Orange Line) stations. Please check here for travel information.
Happy Museum Going! Alexis