Museum Hopping on Constitution Ave.

Author: Gabriela Coya, C’14

I can’t believe I’ve been in DC for six weeks already and only have four more weeks to go.

Since I last checked in, I’ve made it a bigger priority to visit museums, as there are so many within walking distance that are so amazing. (And even free!)

My first stop was the Newseum. This one did have an admission fee, but it was definitely worth every penny. It was a blast to go with fellow Daily Pennsylvanian staff members whom enjoyed the exhibits just as much — and perhaps even more — than I did.


The Newseum is also home to the largest display of unaltered portions of the Berlin Wall.


After visiting the Newseum, I also made sure to go to the Smithsonian Museums, such as the National Museum of Natural History. My friends and I got to relive our childhoods and hold critters like this big grasshopper and caterpillars.


After being there for a few hours, we visited the National Museum of American History a few blocks away, where we saw Michelle Obama’s Alexander McQueen inauguration gown and Dorothy’s original ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”



Coming up this month: possibly a Nats vs. Mets game with fellow Penn students in Washington!


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