By Ren Cooper
Join us this Saturday for the National Postal Museum’s Family Day with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants! The museum will be decked out like Bikini Bottom—SpongeBob’s underwater home—and filled with fun activities for the whole family.
From 10 am – 5 pm you’ll get a chance to:
- Meet SpongeBob SquarePants
- Play nautical-themed games
- Build a sand castle with kinetic sand
- Contribute to a deep sea community mural
- Send SpongeBob postcards
- Pose for pictures in a Bikini Bottom photo booth
- And much more
The festival will feature screenings of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes on a big screen (including a never-before-seen episode) as well as performances by Casey Carle, the renowned comic bubble artist. Friends of the National Zoo will also be there to present facts about SpongeBob’s real life marine counterparts. Did you know that SpongeBob creator Steven Hillenburg actually taught marine biology at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California before pursuing a career in animation? SpongeBob is inspired by a sea sponge, and Bikini Bottom is loosely based on Bikini Atoll, a ring-shaped coral reef near the Marshall Islands. As always, admission to the National Postal Museum is free! Be there or be square!