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Planet Word...


the museum where
language comes to life.

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Planet Word...


the museum where
language comes to life.

Inspire. Surprise. Amaze. 

Planet Word is a museum with a mission: to inspire a love of words and language…because language is essential to every aspect of our lives. Indeed the very strength of our democracy depends upon having a literate population that can understand and address today’s complex issues.

Planet Word will help visitors build the essential literacy skills they need through unique, immersive experiences for children, families, adults, and teachers.

 
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Planet Word is in development now, with plans to open in Washington, D.C., in winter 2019.


Planet Word is in development now, with plans to open in Washington, D.C., in winter 2019.


What We Have to Offer

Through fun, interactive, and unique experiences, Planet Word will help visitors of all ages discover the fun of words and language and build literacy skills.

“Our community is hungry to share our excitement about language with a broader audience; faces light up when I mention that Planet Word is coming to Washington, D.C."

—Colin Phillips, Director of the Language Science Center at the University of Maryland

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“It sounds amazing. Like nothing we already have.”


—Focus Group Participant

“It sounds amazing. Like nothing we already have.”


—Focus Group Participant

The Word on the Street

Words and language inspire us! Read the latest news and updates from Planet Word. Learn how the language we hear all around us is shaping our lives right now and how exciting innovations in applied linguistics—from technology to medicine to psychology to forensics—are changing our world every day.