The National Museum of the United States Navy is partnering with Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Washington Navy Yard, and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Naval Support Activities Washington to present a holiday program for kids and families to celebrate the spirit of the season. Join the Grinch at the museum for treats, storytelling, art activities, and a museum treasure hunt. Get your picture taken with the Grinch with USS Constitution’s fighting top in the background. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their best “Whoville” costumes. 

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be escorted onto the base. If taking metro, get on the Green Line and exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop, then walk to the entrance at 11th and O Street SE (about 15 minutes). Plan to arrive at the entrance gate by 11am. A museum educator will be at the entrance gate to bring you onto the base and to the museum (Bldg. 76). The last gate pickup will occur at 11:20 PM. If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589. CAC holders, active duty and retired military members and their dependents do not need to be escorted.   

Parking: There is no parking at Washington Navy Yard; however, paid and free parking is located in various areas surrounding the yard.  

About Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR): Navy MWR's mission is to deliver high-quality, customer-focused programs and services that contribute to resiliency, retention, readiness, and quality of life. 

About Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): The Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program serves military families with special needs. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for sponsors with qualifying family members. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor’s career. The EFMP includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination, and family support. The program assists Sailors during the assignment process by addressing the special needs of their Exceptional Family Members (EFM) and ensuring that they are assigned to areas where they can access necessary resources. Special needs include medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirements, the requirement for adaptive equipment assistive technology devices and services, and/or wheelchair accessibility.   

Register for this free program on Eventbrite. For more information about this program, email the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at paul.   

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