Local fourth-graders help unveil Madame Tussauds' newest wax figure

In celebration of his upcoming 135th birthday, Madame Tussauds of Washington, D.C. enlisted the help of local fourth-graders to unveil its new wax figure of Albert Einstein Tuesday.

Fourth-graders from Seaton Elementary, donning white lab coats and goggles in his tribute, unveiled the wax figure, depicting one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 and received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers and his intellectual achievements and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

Madame Tussauds is located at 1001 F St. NW.