The National Museum of Natural History really is an exceptional insight into the history and geology of our extraordinary planet, and lucky for you it's a very family-friendly experience for you to visit!
There are so many incredible exhibits within this DC museum of Natural History, we don't really know where to start - but let's start with everyone's favorite: animals!
Kids can learn about the might African Bush elephant, their ecology and their play in time, along with their connection to humans (kids can also learn their threat from poachers, making it an invaluable lesson on conservation too)
Bone Hall gives an insight into the inner workings of animals, where kids can compare the skeletons of a flying fish, snakes, giraffe, monkeys and a host of other vertebrates, and of course, there's the Hall of Mammals!
Can you find a leaping tiger, or the South American kinkajou? There is even a pink fairy armadillo somewhere too! This exhibit shows you animals you might not see anywhere else, highlighting the incredible variety of the mammal family.
But of course, the National Museum of Natural History isn't just animals, it's the people and planet too! There's a hall that unearths the secrets of our planet's gems, with minerals, rocks, and meteorites, and an exhibit that uncovers the world of Ancient Egypt through tools, ceramics and jewelry found in ancient tombs!
From human origins, a walk through butterfly pavilion, and a host of other amazing things to see and do, the National Museum of Natural History really is one for the family day out itinerary!