The Hirshhorn is the national museum of modern and contemporary art, exploring the art and ideas of our time and is located on the National Mall in between 7th St NW & 9th St Expy. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00am – 5:30pm (closed Mondays through Wednesdays) while The Sculpture Garden is open daily 10:00am – 4:30pm.
What are your plans on Thursday’s? Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden announced the return of the Art Cart every Thursday from 10:00am–noon through April. The Art Cart offers young artists (best for ages 6 and under) themed sets of materials to use during your visit. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh theme and location at the Hirshhorn, featuring an artwork on view, an art making activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home! The Art Cart is free, no registration required.
In addition to the great art inside of the museum, don’t forget to head outside to the Sculpture Garden while you are there. With more than thirty works of art displayed year-round, the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden and Plaza offer visitors a contemplative haven in the heart of our nation’s capital. Comprising nearly a fourth of Joseph Hirshhorn’s initial gift, sculptures were and remain a critical aspect of the Museum’s identity, and the garden, which opened with the Museum in 1974, provides the perfect setting for a collection of modern sculpture that, at the time, was said to be “without parallel in the world.”
Scan the QR code displayed in the garden for a scavenger hunt of the sculptures to keep your Bambinos entertained and exploring!
Read more about visiting with kids here.