Explore new exhibits this winter

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Don't let boredom bog you down this winter when you could explore a number of cool new exhibits at museums in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.

Immerse yourself in amazing Instagram photos or explore the earth at the National Geographic Museum. Learn what it takes to make Thomas the Tank Engine go at Port Discovery. Investigate how rock and roll has affected politics at the Newseum or experiment with portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

No matter your age or interest, one of these exhibits is sure to pique your interest.

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@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos
Head to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., to see more than 200 of the most popular photographs on National Geographic's Instagram account. @NatGeo has more than 60 million followers and more than 3 billion likes on its 11,000-plus posted images.
The exhibit tells the stories of many of these images and the photographers behind them. Hands-on, interactive elements include video screens, adjustable filters and a wall where visitors can curate their own Instagram feed using iconic images from the @NatGeo account. Visitors can also vote for or “like” their favorite photos in the exhibit.
Through April 30. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for members, military and students; and $10 for ages 5-12. 1145 17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. natgeomuseum.org

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