National Postal Museum's Department of Education & Visitor Services

National Postal Museum's Department of Education & Visitor Services The Education & Visitor Services Dept of the National Postal Museum is dedicated to promoting our nation's philatelic heritage to students of all ages.

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“Summer Road Trip” is a 40-page print activity guide that uses the vast collections and expertise of the Smithsonian to take K–8 learners on a summer “road trip” of discovery, giving them an opportunity to author their own summer adventure. Through hands-on activities, puzzles, and games, students will explore topics in STEM, history, and the arts. The guide also features bilingual Spanish/English language content. Check it out at the link!

Packed with puzzles, games and at-home fun, our 40-page summer activity guide takes kids on an imaginary road trip through the Smithsonian. It's available today in select cities and on Smithsonian Education's Learning Lab in collaboration with USA TODAY.


As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events through May 3. See for details. Museums and the National Zoo remain open at this time. We are monitoring the guidance of the CDC and local public health officials.

Baseball and the Postal Service: Teaching Race and Gender through Two American Institutions

We're hosting a free webinar tomorrow - Thursday, February 28 - at 6 p.m. with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access! Join staff from the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum as we introduce online resources related to our upcoming exhibition "Baseball: America’s Home Run."

These Smithsonian Learning Lab collections explore the intersection of baseball and the U.S. postal system through the lenses of race and gender. Webinar participants will receive a personalized introduction to the Smithsonian Learning Lab website, as well as a guided tour of the two Postal Museum online collections.

Resources were created for inclusion in fifth grade classrooms at D.C. public school teaching standards, but teachers and educators at all levels are welcome!

Join staff from the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum as they introduce online resources related to their upcoming exhibition, Baseball: America’s Home Ru...



Pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 29 at their regularly scheduled times.



Due to the , Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. We will update our operating status as soon as the situation is resolved. We do not plan to update social media other than to inform you of our operating status.

In Her Words: Home page

On this day in history, the US Navy issued a memo allowing for the recruitment of women for enlistment in the Navy Reserves (March 19, 1917).

This week's "Lunchtime Lecture" program feature Britta Granrud from the Women In Military Service For America Memorial (WIMSA). She will discuss our collaborative exhibition with WIMSA, "In Her Words: Women's Duty and Service in World War I," which features the story of Navy Reservist Ruth (Woodward) Creveling.

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'In Her Words' explores the collective World War I wartime experiences of American women.

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All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will be closed today, March 2, due to the dangerous weather conditions in Washington, D.C. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

Internship Opportunities

It may still be cold outside, but we here at NPM are already thinking of sunshine and warm weather because it's summer internship planning season!

If you're looking for an opportunity to explore a career in the museum world, make sure to visit our website for more information on the application process.

The Smithsonian's Office of Internships and Fellowships have additional opportunities, as well, including the Claudine K. Brown Internship in Education, which offers a stipend to the selected student.

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately.


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Monday 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5:30pm




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You think we had fun last night? Came back tomorrow for another day of Postal Museum goodness. Tomorrow we are joined by the lovely, the talented, my friend and colleague, Heather Paisley-Jones from the National Museum of American History.