Kids & Families

The National World War I Museum and Memorial offers programs and resources for families with children of all ages. These fun and engaging activities are designed to make the lessons of the Great War era meaningful and relevant to all generations.

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Explore our Interactive Photo or the Timeline of WWI

Download our "Flanders Fields Poppy" Cut-Out Page or learn how to make your own Poppy Craft!

Family Guide

Tour the Main Gallery with the Museum's Family Guide, a 14-page booklet designed to send children on a scavenger hunt through the world-class collections.

Family Guides are available for free at the Museum Store. Families can also download and print the Family Guide here to bring on their visit to the Museum. Special thanks to the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund for their generous support of this project.

Acoustiguide Audio Tours

Add another layer to your experience at the Museum with the Acoustiguide Audio Tour. Lasting about 40 minutes and containing 24 stops throughout the Main Gallery, the audio tour is available for rent at the Museum Store in English, French, German and Spanish. Special thanks to the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, R.A. Long Foundation, Sprint and the Gregory M. Galvin Revocable Trust for their generous support of this project.

Family Events

Here is a sampling of events the Museum hosts each year for kids and families. Keep an eye on the Museum Calendar for specific dates and times.

Hands-On History

Ever wonder what the objects behind the glass feel like or how heavy they are? Spark your child’s imagination and help bring history to life! Hands-on History lets kids of all ages see and touch non-accessioned Great War objects. Occurs multiple times each year. Included with Museum admission and free for members. 

Day in the Life

Living History volunteers visit with guests to bring life to WWI artifacts and topics that inspire thought, dialogue and learning. Occurs multiple times each year. Included with Museum admission and free for members.

War Horse iPad App

Download the iPad War Horse app that explores the real WWI stories that influenced Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel War Horse. In addition to original illustrations and interactive features, the app, designed by TouchPress and Egmont, contains interviews with the Museum's Senior Curator Doran Cart as well as 360-degree views of artifacts from the Museum's collections.