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10 Cool Ways To Experience D.C.'s Museums

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    One of the best things about living in D.C. is getting to experience world-class museum collections — without spending a dime. But even so, you don't have to limit your trips to gazing at exhibits or keeping quiet as you wander the galleries. Nope — you can get a lot more out of the experience with just a little planning. Most of our city's museums boast full calendars of awesome supplementary programming, from celebrity lectures to drawing classes to after-hours parties. If you're looking for a fun (and totally fresh) way to get your culture on, consider this your new playbook.

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  2. Photo: Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.

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  3. Photo: Courtesy of the National Building Museum.

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  4. Photo: Courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum.

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  5. Photo: Courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

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  6. Photo: Courtesy of the Newseum.

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