Meridian offers a variety of art-related educational activities for children. These accompany our exhibitions from around the world and use art to help enhance students’ learning skills and capabilities in subjects such as history, geography, reading, science, art, and social studies. Programs are interactive and customized for each age group and subject matter.
Meridian periodically offers specialized activities for young audiences in the Washington, DC area, such as storytelling, poetry reading, dance, and musical performances.
We frequently collaborate with other organizations — such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo, and foreign embassies — to present events. Meridian’s arts education activities serve as a helpful complement to our International Classroom program.
Guided educational tours of exhibitions
We encourage students and teachers in the Washington, DC area to visit Meridian’s art exhibitions to explore new countries through the visual arts. Students and teachers can view paintings and sculptures and participate in a hands-on investigation of a country’s culture through arts activities.
Our education guides, available for students as a supplement to tours, are filled with interesting facts and projects. These are designed to accompany each exhibition and are available in print or on our website.
In addition, some of Meridian’s exhibitions are available on-line for viewers unable to attend in person. Please visit our exhibitions page for additional information.