Road Trip Guide - Page 22 - Museums to keep kids interested continued

Road Trip Guide
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Museums to keep kids interested continued

All dinosaur lovers will want to head straight to the American Museum of Natural History in New York where “T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator” recently opened (through Aug. 9). Explore the latest research and discoveries about the genus of dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family—T. rex. There are life-sized reconstructions, real fossils, largescale video projections, hands-on interactives and a virtual reality experience that will even help visitors assemble a T. rex skeleton.

There are options in every city for young artists. But “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983” at The Broad in Los Angeles (through Sept.1) not only highlights more than 60 black artists, showcasing their contributions, but explores how current events — from the civil rights movement to Black Power influenced their work.

You’ll spark plenty of conversations about why a mom’s work is never done at “All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor” (through February 2020) at the National Museum of American History in Washington as it explores the history of women’s work in the home and the value and implications of unwaged labor.

Also guaranteed to be thought-provoking for older kids and teens in Washington is the new groundbreaking “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” at the Newseum. The exhibit explores the modern gay rights movement and marks the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City, which proved to be the catalyst to the movement.

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