Kids’ Black History Month Events


Portrait Story Days at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW, are 1 to 4 p.m.; Feb. 8 and 9, Rosa Parks; Feb. 15 and 16, Barak Obama; Feb. 22 and 23, Frederick Douglass; and Feb. 29, Michelle Obama. Drop by the Education Center, room E151, on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to hear a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

On Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there is an African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport. Join them as they celebrate African American History Month by revealing past pioneers and giving families the opportunity to inspire the next generation of innovators in aviation and space.

Engineering STEM Day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is on Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To help celebrate National Engineering Week, NMAAHC will highlight the long lineage of African American engineers. From the earliest people of African descent using their knowledge of rice cultivation to the newest generation of technology prodigies and inventors, the contributions of African Americans to the nation’s prosperity, history and culture are significant. This program will introduce visitors to the world of engineering and share how African Americans have shaped and influenced the world. Free but you must register at

On Feb. 25, 5 to 8 p.m., there is a Black History Month Family Art Workshop at Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. All supplies provided.