Things to do in Washington DC with kids

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Cleveland Park
The National Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering family fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. There is something new to discover on every visit.
SW Washington
The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life that includes sharks, rays, reptiles and several endangered species. The 70 tanks house sea turtles, American alligators, sharks, piranha and 1,200 other specimens of marine life.
Washington DC
DC Ducks is the most exciting way to see Washington. Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 "Duck" and let the adventure begin! From Union Station we'll waddle down to the mall where you'll see the awe inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithso...
Washington
Take a tour of Washington DC with City Segway Tours and enjoy a novel way of seeing the city!
Washington DC
Come with us and hear more about the people and places that make up the nation\\\'s capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings and impressive monuments to modern urbanism.
NE Washington DC
Sit back while the expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington D.C. The popular Old Town Trolley tour covers Washington's major attractions. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with your kids in Washington...
SW Washington DC
Get ready for the sights and sounds of the Nation's Capital. Tourmobile Sightseeing's narrated shuttle tours take you right where you want to go with unlimited free reboarding. You choose where to stop, stay as long as you want, then reboard and ride...
NW Washington DC
Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt our fine little city . . . if you d...
NW Washington DC
It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk...
Washington
At Capital City Bike Tours we aim to provide every guest a unique, creative, and fresh experience as we tour our nation’s capital. Our world-class, licensed tour guides offer the highest level of customer service to ensure you have the most enjoyab...
Washington DC
Great mazes, obstacles courses, tunnels and bridges, low balance beams and great structured programmes for kids up to five years old. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with your kids in Washington DC.
Washington
Hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays many more artifacts including ...
Washington DC
At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays that reflect the richness and...
NW Washington
Top tip for kids, you might want to make your first stop the first-floor Discovery Room, which is filled with creative hands-on exhibits "for children of all ages." Every now and then, the hall comes alive with animal sounds, all part of exhibit wiza...
SW Washington DC
This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.
Penn Quarter
Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nations first art collection, and covers the richness and diversity of America's artists
NE Washington
The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous ...
NW Washington
Visit Madame Tussauds Washington DC and experience our Presidents Gallery; a brand new exhibit that displays all 44 U.S. Presidents in an exciting and interactive environment. The Presidents Gallery is the only place in the world where people can int...
NW Washington
While families are welcome to enjoy up to the minute scientific research it's largely aimed at over 8s, though hands-on activities are offered most weekends.
Washington
Committed to offering an experience that the whole family can enjoy. While there may be some portions of the museum you choose to avoid with your child, there are numerous exhibits and interactives that are perfect for kids!
Washington DC
Loads of hands on things to keep the kids occupied naval artifacts, model ships, undersea vehicles, sub periscopes, a space capsule, a decommissioned destroyer - feel tired just reading it!! Please note that non-military visitors must call 24 hours i...
NW Washington DC
There are 14 main galleries, many of them hands-on interactive, which are fun and interesting for all ages telling the story of NEWS down the ages
Washington DC
Loads of children's events - family specific things to do on the site and children's audio tour as well. Please visit our webiste for more details on family oriented activities.
SW Washington DC
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of Native cultures(check out the website)!!!
NW Washington DC
Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so best to go b4 lunch
NW Washington
The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (18861966). The collection includes Renoir's great masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating Party, along with other outstanding Impressionist pain...
NW Washington DC
Apart from being a great art gallery, they also do great family programs - recommended for the small people as galleries can be hard work when you are little
Washington
The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.
Washington DC
The Newseum is pleased to announce the return of the popular â
Washington
The only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. An amazing array of public programs, workshops, demonstrations, and action-packed missions to go on!
Washington
At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has ...
Glen Echo
The aim of the museum is using natural and historic settings to create a living laboratory of science, history, and art exploration.
Washington
Hey Kids! The USBG is looking for Junior Botanists! You can become an Apprentice Junior Botanist by asking for an Adventure Folder and exploring our Conservatory. Bring along an adult adviser with an official ID (e.g., a driver's license) so you can ...
NW Washington DC
Has Discovery Room aimed at kids under 5 with lots of things to do - enjoy a wide variety of children\'s programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as hands-on natural and historical programs.
NE Washington
The National Arboretum has 446 acres filled with trees, plants and flowers - great place for picnic, relaxing and letting the kids run round - why not take a tram tour round
NW Washington DC
These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens
SW Washington DC
As well as the mini golf, there is a driving range, playground, outdoor pool, tennis courts and picnic facilities. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with your kids in Washington DC.
SW Washington DC
East Potomac Tennis Center has 24 courts10 clay and 14 hardincluding lighted courts for evening play, as well as a practice wall.
White House
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.
Southwest - Waterfront
Spread over 7.5 acres, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict the 32nd president alongside his dog Fala.
Mount Vernon
Great place to go with the family as it has an interactive museum and hands on discovery centre, farm animals and movies about George Washington
SW Washington DC
You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.
NW Washington
A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equ...
NW Washington DC
A highlight of a visit to the Old Post Office Pavilion is always a 360-degree picturesque view of Washington. From the observation deck of the 315-foot granite Clock Tower, you can enjoy the city\'s second highest vantage point after the Washington M...
NW Washington
The interior opened to the public in 1888. Today, an elevator takes visitors on the 70 second trip up to the 500 foot landing for magnificent views of the city.
Washington
Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln
NW Washington DC
Get a great view of Washington DC and the surrounding areas from the 270 foot observation deck on the Old Post Office Tower
SW Washington
Loads of different live children performances geared at children - ranging from acting, musicians, mime, puppet shows - you name it - great idea for places to take the kids
NW Washington DC
Home to the Mystics, Wizards and Capitals - with concerts of International Stars and Wrestling throughout the year. Check weblink for Events.
NW Washington DC
Free daily performances are held on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. There are free guided tours every day and have a section on their website just for family performances.

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National Zoo

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Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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DC Ducks

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Great Falls Park

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O Street Museum

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Fun places to visit in Washington DC with kids

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Washington DC - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above , lots of the best things to do with children in DC