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

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.