A Sanctuary for Words

wall of words

Planet Word is a museum of language. (Stifle that yawn!) It is a dynamic and interesting museum. Off the beaten path from the most popular Washington attractions, it is not beset by the hordes of visitors that many DC museums experience. It is only two years old, having opened in 2020. It is a very interactive museum, so my photos don’t really do it justice. It’s a fun place and from what I saw on my visit, kids enjoy it too. And it’s free

Planet Word
(answer at end of post)
The Spoken Word at Planet Word
The Spoken Word. In this room you can get a taste of various world languages. On each of the screens set up on stands throughout the room, you can interact with talking heads to get a quick lesson. I tried Turkish, Ethiopian and Hawaiian.
Word chart at Planet Word.

A few words of wisdom

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the answer (from The Lorax)
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10 Responses to A Sanctuary for Words

  1. Daedalus Lex says:

    No yawns here, Ken. Looks great! And that Little Red Riding Hood poster is powerful!


  2. sportsdiva64 says:

    As often as I go to DC, I’ve never heard of this museum. I have to check it out. The picture with the two little girls is powerful and sad. Unfortunately it’s the norm now in many parts of the United States.

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  3. Fascinating! I was unaware that such a museum existed.

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  4. Such a timely statement – and I hope it the books and knowledge the museum houses don’t become part of our ancient past…

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  5. Adam Zucker says:

    I’m in awe. What a brilliant curatorial and pedagogical endeavor!

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  6. Donna Janke says:

    Planet Word looks like a very cool place – no yawns here.

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  7. Oooh, this is my kind of museum!

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  8. Pam Lazos says:

    Love this, Ken! I want to go to this museum. How did we not have it before??

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  9. Bumba says:

    That joke about the beard was gruesome. Next time in DC….


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