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From the Founder: Freedom of Speech

While planning Planet Word, I had to become familiar with a lot of new — at least for me — topics and the often-unfamiliar words and phrases that applied to…

How to Make a Diorama

  Dioramas are a fun, hands-on way for kids to bring their favorite stories to life. In Planet Word’s magical library, nine artist-made dioramas are hidden among the bookshelves, waiting…

From the Founder: A Summer Status Update

Stepping inside the Franklin School these days is like walking into a surround-sound of onomatopoeia!  Buzzing, clanging, banging, and whooshing envelop us as we finish base-building work and the final…

A Message from the Founder

Planet Word was founded in our nation’s capital on purpose.  Where else should a national museum of words and language be located? Our nation was built on words, on the…

Shakespeare at Planet Word

When we started planning Planet Word, since no one had ever visited a word museum, people had lots of assumptions about what it would be like. One of the most-often…

From the Founder: A Message Regarding COVID-19

These are difficult days for our planet. All across the world, in hundreds of different languages, people are expressing their fears about the coronavirus, collaborating to limit its impact, and…