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The National WWII Museum offers a variety of programs and resources for families with children of all ages. We offer family events at the Museum throughout the year, including Scout Days, family workshops, scavenger hunts, overnights, and educational films and lectures.

Can’t make it to the Museum? Explore this section for books to read and fun, educational activities to do at home to immerse your family in WWII.

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Upcoming Events

Family Overnight 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:00 AM

Our Family Overnight is a great adventure in the Museum, with hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, teamwork challenges and a USO show — and that’s just the start. Families with children aged 7 – 12 will enjoy a night in the Museum, sleeping under our B-17 and have an experience they will talk about all year. This year's Overnight will take place in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

One adult per three children required. Participants register as families and spend the evening together — from activities to making camp. Advanced ticket purchase is required.

Cost: $55 per person; $45 for Museum members.

Register Now


6:00 – 6:30 PM Campers Arrive
6:30 – 8:00 PM Scavenger hunt and activities in the United States Freedom Pavilion; Timed showings of Final Mission: The USS Tang Experience
8:00 – 10:00 PM Activities in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and galleries
10:00 – 11:00 PM Set up camp in United States Freedom Pavilion
11:00 PM Lights out (for sleepers)!
11:00 PM – 1:00AM Late night movie in Stage Door Canteen
6:30 AM Reveille
6:30 – 7:00 AM Continental breakfast
7:00 AM Break camp and go home


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August 1, 2014
The Victory Belles "Spirit of America"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

August 3, 2014
Sunday Swing featuring Rocky's Fox Trot Orchestra
Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

August 6, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

August 6, 2014
Lunchbox Lecture
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Megan Byrnes presents "A Forgotten History: The Internment of Alaska Natives During World War II"

August 6, 2014
The Victory Belles "Spirit of America"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

August 7, 2014
Meet the Author
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tom Graves presents "Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea"

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