While many things in the nation's capital feel magical — great restos, top-notch shopping, inspiring architecture — the one we always come back to is our museum culture. On any given day, whether you're feeling bored, curious, melancholy, ambitious, or what have you, a visit to one of the city's abundant museums can change your whole perspective.
Even better? More often than not, those visits won't cost you a red cent. And we're not just talking about staring blankly at paintings, either — D.C.'s cultural meccas offer film festivals, workshops, gallery talks, and plenty of opportunities to boost your artsy IQ. To help you dive in, we've cooked up a list of 10 amazing things you can try right now. What are you waiting for?