NBC Washington: 13 Indoor Things to Do This Broiling Weekend in DC

With temperatures like this, you might just feel like you’re melting.

If you’re feeling like an indoor day away from the crowds of the National Mall, here’s a few places to consider:

Museums off the Mall:

  • Buzz around the Hive: The National Building Museum’s new exhibit showcases a giant, hive-shaped construction made out of over 2,700 paper tubes. A walk around the Hive is an audio and visual experience, and once you’ve finished, you can check out the rest of the exhibits the museum has to offer.
Cost: $16 for adults, $13 for children and seniors
  • Get Artsy: Take a stroll by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s off the mall, which means you’ll get a taste of a different side of the city. But it’s still a Smithsonian, which means it’s free.
Cost: Free
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $15.95 for children
  • Travel to the Land of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln’s home may be in Illinois, but his cottage is in Northwest D.C. (The cottage has an air cooler but is not fully air-conditioned, so keep in mind that it could still be warm.) Schedule a tour of the cottage, but be sure to get tickets in advance.

Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for children

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