Washington needs little introduction; the two mile stretch of open space from Capitol Hill down to the Potomac River is home to some of the world’s most historic landmarks: the Capitol itself, the 170m tall Washington Monument, the stately White House and the Lincoln Memorial to name a few.
Away from the main attractions which also include many impressive museums including those of the Smithsonian Institution, the city has a thriving cultural scene among its diverse quarters. Founded in 1791 after the American Revolution and named after the first President of the newly independent United States of America, George Washington, the capital city was chosen as a compromise for its geographical location midway between north and south. It boasts a grandeur that few cities can rival, and its aura of global importance will fill you with a sense of awe and intrigue. Welcome to Washington!
We start our tour at the National Geographic Museum followed by a visit to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it, the dinosaur skeletons and other impressive displays making it highly popular with students. A visit to the Marian Koshland Science Museum will challenge students to consider modern-day issues facing mankind and solve them through science.
Next up, a tour of Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and a Master Class in the principles of flight and Mission to Mars. A trip to nearby Baltimore’s Inner Harbor starts with the National Aquarium, including tiger sharks and giant turtles, followed by an exploration of this fascinating waterfront; whatever you do – it’s your choice!
Ever imagined you were James Bond? Time to find out at the International Spy Museum and delve into the science behind espionage – Q would love it, and so will you. We’re off to the Newseum, an interactive museum of news, to see how the principles of free speech and a free press have shaped history and reported on it. Finally, what you’ve been waiting for: an illuminated tour by night of Washington’s impressive, world-famous buildings and monuments.
This amazing STEM tour includes:
Return international flights
Airport transfers & group transportation
Breakfasts & dinners daily
Washington DC airport transfers + transportation
Guided City Tour excursion with a DC-licensed guide
National Geographic Museum
Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum
Marian Koshland Science Museum
Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum
Potomac River Cruise – Washington Monuments
Baltimore’s National Aquarium and Inner Harbor
International Spy Museum
Guided Illuminated Tour excursion of the Washington Monuments