Madame Tussauds DC Introduces New Educational Offerings

Madame Tussauds DC Introduces New Educational Offerings

Thursday, December 3, 2015


The attraction will now feature interactive tours and activities tailored to students ranging from elementary school to college level

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC is proud to announce its continued commitment to engaging the minds of its visitors while furthering their educational development. The attraction’s educational offerings were expanded today to offer new lesson plans and activities, videos, and a virtual tour. Visitors to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC will now be able to experience the benefits of educational programming at the famed DC attraction like never before. These resources will be available to any visitor at the attraction in addition to school groups, field trips, and homeschooling organizations.

“We are pleased to continue our dedication to educate visitors by building upon favorite programs and introducing new initiatives,” said Therese Alvich, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Washington, DC. “The historic and culturally significant figures in the attraction supplemented by these programs make us the perfect destination for molding minds.”

The complete educational offerings available at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC are detailed below:

Lesson Plans and Activities
Madame Tussauds Washington, DC offers substantive, engaging historical content and activities that are aligned with Common Core and Virginia SOL standards. These plans and activities are tailored for teachers to use in their classrooms prior to their visit and on-site in the attraction. Included are lesson topics, biographies, classroom strategies, links to audio and video, and assessments. Currently featured personalities are Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Pierce, and Harriet Tubman.

Virtual Historic Tours
Take a tour before of Madame Tussauds’ Civil War Room and learn about the events and people that shaped our history.

Crazy Talk Videos
Learn from the leaders who shaped America as figures come to life and speak to visitors directly in the attraction’s Crazy Talk educational and interactive videos. Currently featured videos are Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Robert E. Lee, and Ronald Reagan.

Educational Workshops
Educational workshops allow students to immerse themselves in the amazing world of Madame Tussauds. Workshops include a 45-minute interactive presentation, giving groups a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most renowned wax attractions in the world. Topics include Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds, The French Revolution, US Presidents, and Business and Marketing. Must be booked in advance with a group ticket.

Through this immersive, unique and creative programming, Madame Tussauds Washington, DC will provide educators and families with the resources that will support and sustain their efforts to improve achievement in the fields of social studies, history, and language arts.

As always, visitors, students, teachers and families will be able to get up close and personal with all 44 Presidents of the United States; Civil Rights leaders including Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; and hundreds of other culturally significant icons.

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC has always valued their mission to further the minds of their visitors. To learn more about the educational initiatives at the attraction, or to book an Educational Workshop, please visit our School Visits & Field Trips page or call Taylor McKinley at (202) 942.7310.