Weekly Museum Visits List

Weekly Museum Visits is a project and adventure I started when I finished my MAT in Museum Education in July 2010. Each week, I would visit one museum I had never visited before, as long as I was not working full-time.

Since then, I have worked a variety of temporary and part-time jobs. I have resumed the Weekly Museum Visits project each time a full-time temporary job ended. Now that I am embarking on a new career path and going to paralegal school full-time, WMV has come to a close.

These are the museums, parks, botanic gardens, arboretums, zoos, nature centers, art centers, memorials, historic houses of worship, historic sites, and visitor centers I have visited as part of this project. I would love to hear from you: Which have you visited? Which are your favorites? Have you ever embarked on a similar project?

Weekly Museum Visits Part I (Summer 2010-Winter 2011)

  1. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  2. American University Museum
  3. Art Museum of the Americas
  4. National Museum of Women in the Arts
  5. Folger Shakespeare Library
  6. Textile Museum
  7. Sumner School
  8. Cylburn Arboretum
  9. Phillips Collection
  10. Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens
  11. Meditation Museum
  12. Fondo del Sol
  13. International Spy Museum
  14. National Museum of Health and Medicine
  15. Artisphere
  16. Douglass House
  17. Bethune House
  18. National Electronics Museum
  19. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store
  20. Brookside Gardens
  21. Beall-Dawson House
  22. Los Angeles County Arboretum, Watts Towers, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Los Angeles Zoo, and Joshua Tree National Park
  23. Koshland Science Museum
  24. Arlington National Cemetery
  25. Ford’s Theater
  26. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
  27. German American Heritage Museum
  28. Small Jewish Museum
  29. United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
  30. Lyceum, Christ Church, and Friendship Firehouse Museum
  31. Howard University Museum

Weekly Museum Visits Part II (Summer 2011-Winter 2012)

  1. College Park Aviation Museum
  2. Sewall-Belmont House
  3. Dumbarton Oaks
  4. Carlyle House
  5. National Museum of American Jewish Military History
  6. General Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
  7. Laogai Museum
  8. African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
  9. Baltimore Museum of Art
  10. United States National Arboretum
  11. Goddard Visitor Center
  12. National Museum of the United States Navy
  13. Tudor Place
  14. Wilson House
  15. Heurich House Museum
  16. Homewood Museum
  17. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Visitor Center
  18. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
  19. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  20. Meridian International Center
  21. King Memorial

Weekly Museum Visits Part III (Fall 2012-May 2013)

  1. United States Institute of Peace
  2. Kingman and Heritage Islands Park
  3. Irvine Nature Center
  4. National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum
  5. Old Stone House
  6. President Lincoln’s Cottage
  7. Mount Vernon
  8. Riversdale
  9. Franciscan Monastery
  10. Washington Masonic Memorial
  11. Arts Club of Washington
  12. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station
  13. District Architecture Center
  14. Lee-Fendall House
  15. House of the Temple
  16. National Museum of Language
  17. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  18. Maryland Historical Society
  19. America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
  20. Voice of America
  21. Peirce Mill
  22. Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
  23. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
  24. Bladensburg Waterfront Park
  25. Ellicott City Fire Station, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, and Isaac Log Cabin
  26. Congressional Cemetery
  27. Octagon
  28. O Street Museum
  29. Library of Congress (Madison Building)

2 Responses to Weekly Museum Visits List

  1. Karen Schofield-Leca says:

    Laura –
    I love this idea. A museum to visit, which features local history: Sandy Spring Museum http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/

    • Laura DiSciullo says:

      Thank you for the idea! I have been wanting to visit that museum. It’s a little out of the way, but it looks like there’s a bus that stops right there.

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