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Here is what we are up to on our annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC !

 

Day 1

 

Breakfast @ Olympia Coffee Shoppe 7021 Brookville Rd 301-652-2441

 

National Mall

Address: Between Constitution & Independence Avenues. SW

Metro Stop: Smithsonian (blue-orange)

 

National Math Festival 10 AM – 4 PM

 

Ooblek Olympics is a hands-on ‘obstacle’ course where contestants slug it out over a range of mathletic hurdles. Small teams will walk, jump, and skip through a (non-Newtonian) water challenge; compete in a honey dipper egg-and-spoon style race; and shoot smoke rings like William Tell! Competitors will need to mathematically manipulate the forces of nature to win.

 

Escape from DC is a roving troupe of topological Houdinis, imprisoned in straight jackets, chains and handcuffs. Passers-by will be called on to help free the professional contortionists using mathematical subterfuge. The best case is where no bonds or handcuffs need be broken.

 

Celebrate the wonders of mathematics at the Math Midway!  Presented by the National Museum of Mathematics, this nationally acclaimed exhibition offers more than 20 interactive exhibits that allow you to step into the world of pattern, shape and number, and to explore the wonderful world of mathematics.  From the Square-Wheeled Tricycle to the Ring of Fire, there’s something for everyone at the Math Midway!

 

Cash prizes for everyone! is an interactive game-show that offers the audience a chance to win big! In front of a large crowd, competitors (drawn randomly from the audience) will be invited to compete against a performing mathematician in one of a number of solved games. Huge prizes offered to anyone who can beat the house!

 

Location: Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden, behind the Castle

 

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW

Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Green lines

Phone: 202-633-4674
Fax: 202-786-2682

 

 

GLOBAL CITIZEN 2015 EARTH DAY:

 

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Washington Monument Grounds, Washington, DC 20001

 

Hosted by: Will.I.Am, Soledad O'Brien; special guests: Common & D'BanJ

 

Appearances by: No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J Blige, Train, My Morning Jacket

Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day comes during a pivotal time to protect the planet and ensure that world leaders address key issues facing the next generation.

 

There are 3 access points for the event: Jefferson Drive and 15th Street NW, 17th Street and Independence (just opposite WW2 memorial), 17th Street and Constitution

 

National Museum of American History

Address: 14th St. & Constitution Ave.

Metro Stop: Smithsonian (blue-orange)

Phone: 202-633-1000

Web: americanhistory.si.edu

 

Monument / Memorial Tour

 

 

Day 2

 

Morning

 

National Zoological Park

Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW

Metro Stop: Woodley Park - Zoo/Adams Morgan (red)

Phone: 202-633-4888

 

We are a 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C. Open to the public 364 days a year, we are home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Bao Bao.

 

Lunch:

Rajaji Curry House 2603 Connecticut Ave NW

McDonald's 2616 Connecticut Ave NW

Italian Pizza Kitchen 2608 Connecticut Ave NW

Noodles & Company 2635 Connecticut Ave NW

Open City 2331 Calvert St NW burgers, salads, sandwiches

 

Afternoon

 

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

 

Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Sun, April 19 Noon – 4 PM

FREE!

201 East Capitol Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

By Metrorail (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines, 4 blocks):

Take Metro’s Orange, Blue, or Silver Line to the Capitol South stop. Exit the Metro and walk up the hill on First Street SE, crossing C Street SE and Independence Avenue. Take a right on East Capitol Street and walk one block. The Folger is on the right, between Second and Third Streets SE.

 

Enjoy jugglers and jesters, arts and crafts, music and theater performances, birthday cake, and a tour of the Folger’s reading rooms on the one day a year they are open to the public.

 

National Mall

Address: Between Constitution & Independence Avenues. SW

Metro Stop: Smithsonian (blue-orange)

 

National Museum of Natural History

Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW

Metro Stop: Federal Triangle (blue-orange)

Phone: 202-633-1000 Fax: 202-786-2831

Web: www.mnh.si.edu

 

Description: Houses the 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, dinosaur fossils, insect zoo, the new mammals hall, and the world's largest African bush elephant. The Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater shows spectacular films daily (admission). Food court available. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm; extended summer hours determined annually. Closed Dec. 25. Free admission.

 

American Art Museum

8th and F Streets, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004

Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000

Open daily 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Closed December 25

Metro Stop: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow and Green lines)

 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America's rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

 

International Spy Museum

Address: 800 F St. NW

Metro Stop: Gallery Place - Chinatown (red-green-yellow)

Phone: 202-393-7798

 

Description: Featuring the largest collection of international espionage- related artifacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history of spying throughout the ages, across the globe, and today. Tours are self-guided, please allow 1.5 - 2 hours to complete the tour. 9:00 AM to 7 PM

 

Dinner:

Nando's Peri-Peri 819 7th St NW

Royal Thai Cuisine & Bar 507 H St NW

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill 726 7th St NW

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 808 H St NW

Chop't 730 7th St NW

 

 

 

Day 3

 

Morning

 

Library of Congress

Address: 10 First St. SE

Metro Stop: Capitol South (orange-blue)

Phone: 202-707-8000

Web: loc.gov

 

Public tours are un-reserved tours. These tours fill up on a first come first served basis so it is important to arrive early to secure a space on the tour. The first tour begins at 10:30 and the run on the half hour each hour.  The tours are meant for groups of 10 or less, so we will need to break up into two groups.

 

The Library of Congress tour is 45 minutes in length.  Not included in the tour is the American Treasures Gallery, which takes about 45 minutes.  It is filled with United States History artifacts; Abraham Lincoln's life mask, Thomas Jefferson Books, and Thomas Edison films.  It really gives a great overview of the actual collections.

 

The Jefferson Building is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday-Saturday. The Main Entrance is at the top of the Grand Staircase facing First Street, SE.

For further information, please refer to: www.loc.gov/loc/visit.

 

Supreme Court of the United States

Address: First St. & Maryland Ave. NE

Metro Stop: Capitol South (orange-blue)

Phone: 202-479-3211

Web: www.supremecourtus.gov

 

Description: Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Lecture in courtroom are given at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Admission: Free.

 

Seating for the first argument begins at 9:30 a.m. and seating for the three-minute line begins at 10 a.m. The locations for these lines are marked with signs and there is a police officer on duty to answer your questions.

You will go through a security checkpoint as you enter the building and again as you enter the Courtroom. Weapons or other dangerous or illegal items are not allowed on the grounds or in the building. Please refrain from taking the following items into the Courtroom when Court is in session: cameras, radios, pagers, tape players, cell phones, tape recorders, other electronic equipment, hats, overcoats, magazines and books, briefcases and luggage. Sunglasses, identification tags (other than military), display buttons and inappropriate clothing may not be worn. A checkroom is available on the first floor to check coats and other personal belongings. Coin operated (quarters only) lockers for cameras and other valuables are available. The checkroom closes 30 minutes after Court adjourns.

Afternoon

 

Lunch:

Union Station

Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Metro Stop: Union Station (red)

Phone: 202-289-1908

Web: unionstationdc.com

 

Description: For nearly 100 years, Union Station has been the gateway to the nation's capital. Every year, 29 million visitors enjoy shopping, entertainment, and an international variety of food in this Beaux Arts transportation hub. Visit our website for coupons. We will have lunch here

 

National Archives & Records Administration

Address: Constitution Ave. NW Between 7th & 9th Sts

Metro Stop:  Archives-Navy Memorial (green-yellow)

Phone: 202-357-5000

Web: www.archives.gov

 

Description: Houses the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and more than 3 billion records. Visit our new exhibit: The Public Vaults. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm except Christmas; extended summer hours. Group tours by appointment, call (202) 501-5205. Free admission

 

National Gallery of Art  Sculpture Garden

Address: 4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW

Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial (green-yellow)

 

Gallery Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sculpture Garden Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Evening

 

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  6:00 PM

The Foggy Bottom/George Washington Univ. Station (23rd and I) is the closest stop. From there it is a short walk via New Hampshire Avenue (blue-orange)

 

The New England Conservatory

 

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Students perform string quartets by Bartók and Mendelssohn, songs by Faust and Dvorák, and violin solos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini.

Featured Artist(s)

New England Conservatory of Music

 

Dinner in Georgetown:

Good Stuff Eatery 3291 M St NW burgers, great shakes

Pizzeria Paradiso 3282 M St NW

Chipotle Mexican Grill 3255 M St NW

Georgetown Cupcake 3301 M St NW

I-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar 3003 M St NW

Pier 2934 2934 M St NW Cajun

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen 2805 M St NW

Georgetown Scoops 2818 Pennsylvania Ave NW

 

 

Day 4

 

Morning

 

Meeting with Senator Murkowski’s Staff 9:30 a.m.

 

CAPITOL TOUR:  April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Location:  Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Hart Building, Room 709

                  2nd St. and Constitution Ave NE

    Metro:  Union Station

 

Should you be running late for your tour, please contact our office at 202-224-6665.  It may be possible for us to wait for your group to arrive.  If not, we will attempt to reschedule your tour.

 

Capitol Police ask that you leave all personal items (bags of any kind, water bottles, food, hats, spray bottles, jackets, umbrellas, sharp objects, etc) in our office during your tour.  Cameras are allowed. The tour lasts approximately two hours and will include 100+ stairs. If anyone in your group will be using a wheelchair, crutches or baby stroller, please notify our office in advance so that we can plan to accommodate your group accordingly. Comfortable shoes should be worn.

 

We ask that you meet us here in the Senator’s office no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time and we will then venture over to the CVC for your tour. A member of our staff will check you into this tour and you will be free to enjoy the exhibits in the CVC following your tour for as long as you like.

 

Lunch:

Burrito Brothers 205 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Good Stuff Eatery (Burgers, Shakes, etc. ) 303 Pennsylvania Ave SE

We, The Pizza 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE

La Plaza Mexican & Salvadorian Cuisine 629 Pennsylvania Ave SE

 

Metro: Capitol South (blue-orange)

 

National Mall

Address: Between Constitution & Independence Avenues. SW

Metro Stop: Smithsonian (blue-orange)

 

National Museum of the American Indian

Address: 4th St. & Independence Ave. SW

Metro Stop: Federal Center, SW (blue-orange)

Phone: 202-633-1000

 

Description: Centerpiece for preservation, study and exhibition of the life, arts, culture and history of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Also features educational and public programs, including ceremonies and performances. Free admission. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, except Dec. 25. Extended summer hours determined annually.

 

Afternoon

 

Arlington National Cemetery-

Metro Stop Arlington National Cemetery (Blue)

Description: a 500-acre site containing the graves of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his brother Robert, as well as the Arlington House and the Women in the Military Memorial. Open daily 8 am - 5 pm (to 7 pm Apr-Sept.). Free Admission.

 

Evening

 

Nationals Park: Washington National Baseball Game 7:05 PM

vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Metro Stop: Navy Yard (Green)

 

 

 

Day 5

 

Morning

 

National Air and Space Museum

Address: Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW

Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza (blue-orange-yellow-green)

Phone: 202-633-1000

 

Description: The world's most visited museum houses the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo 11 lunar command module and an incredible collection of aviation and space technology treasures. Lockheed Martin IMAX theater shows spectacular films daily (admission). Albert Einstein Planetarium presents several programs daily (admission). Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm, except Dec. 25, extended summer hours determined annually. Free admission. Group tours, tours for visitors with disabilities and theater/ planetarium booked by appointment; call (202) 275-2110 or toll-free (866)868-7774 (groups in theater or planetarium) or (202)633-2563 (group tours), (202)357-1505 (TTY).

 

Afternoon

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW

Metro Stop: Smithsonian (blue-orange)

Phone: 202-488-0400

Web: www.ushmm.org

 

Description: Located between 14th St. and Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW (formerly 15th St.), this internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories. Open daily 10 am - 5:30 pm. Timed passes required to view the permanent exhibition. Passes are not required for entering the museum, 'Remember the Children: Daniel's Story' or special exhibitions. Free passes are given out daily on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance passes may be purchased through tickets.com at (800) 400-9373 and www.tickets.com. A service fee applies.  The day of, one person can pick up 20 tickets.

 

Meeting with the Congressional Delegation 2 PM?

 

Monument & Memorial Tour

 

National Gallery of Art

Address: 4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW

Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial (green-yellow)

 

Gallery Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sculpture Garden Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.