National Children's Museum to celebrate Elmo's 3rd birthday

August 3 special event takes place at Maryland's National Harbor. Photo: AP/NCM

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2013 – The National Children’s Museum (NCM), located on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River at National Harbor, is hosting an all-day birthday party on Saturday, August 3 in honor of that beloved Sesame Street Muppet character Elmo. In keeping with the time-honored Sesame Street motif, the museum will also be honoring the number 3 with plenty of hands-on activities for youthful visitors of all ages. 

According to a recent press notice issued by the museum, special Elmo birthday activities and events include: 

Storytime and a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long with Elmo (10:30 a.m.).

  • Birthday cake, while supplies last (noon).
  • “The Adventure to the Imagi Nation” by magician and storyteller David London (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.).
  • Parades, dance parties and raffles throughout the day.
  • Making Elmo-themed shrinky dinks—an experiment with plastic that changes size when exposed to different temperatures.
  • Creating Elmo birthday cards (for ages 3 and under).
  • Other crafts and programming for children of all ages.

The museum and Sesame Street owners and producers, The Children’s Television Workshop, “have established a partnership that makes NCM the only museum home for Sesame Street within the National Capital area,” according to the museum’s notice. “As part of the partnership, Sesame Street and its characters extend the Workshop’s educational mission with a significant presence in the museum.” 

Date, time, and location of this event: 

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Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

National Children’s Museum
151 St. George Blvd.
National Harbor, Md. 20745

The museum notes that its visitors “are encouraged to park in the St. George Garage, which is located one block from the museum.” 

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Now writing on investing, politics, music, movies and theater for the Washington Times Communities, Terry was formerly the longtime music and culture critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2009) before moving online with Communities in 2010.  



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