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: $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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