Kid Friendly Attractions in Washington DC

Often it's a chore dragging the children around museums and monuments - but not here in Washington, DC, where they'll drag you around to the many captivating kid-friendly things to do. The National Mall, with its monuments and the Smithsonian Institution's galleries, can keep families occupied for days. DC's abundance of parks and hiking trails also provide folks with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors - from Rock Creek Park to the Billy Goat Trail. Rest your feet and discover the city at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall features regularly changing special exhibits, speakers and films exploring the many wonders of our planet in a soaring building downtown. There's really so much to do here, so let the younger generation take over for a couple days and follow them as you all enjoy the many kid-friendly activities in Washington, DC. It's more fun than voting (a lot more fun).

National Mall

900 Ohio Drive, Southwest

The Nation's front yard - and home to DC's most notable monuments... read more

National Zoological Park

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3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Adjacent to Rock Creek Park

A great family experience... read more

National Air and Space Museum

6th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest
On Independence Ave. SW, between 4th and 7th sts., on the south side of the Mall, with entrances on Jefferson Dr. or Independence Ave

High flying exploration fun with your feet on the ground... read more

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National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall

17th and M Street North West

Explore the world at this iconic organization's headquarters... read more

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National Building Museum

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401 F Street Northwest
(between 4th & 5th streets)

The majestic architectural museum contains exhibits to please adults and children alike... read more

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Tour the city on your own schedule with these flexible, frequently-running trolley tours... read more

National Postal Museum

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2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
At 1st St

Through rain, snow and history... read more

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National Aquarium

14th Street
(between Pennsylvania & Constitution avenues NW)

Water Creatures... read more

National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constutution Avenue, Northwest

Explore every aspect of nature - and gape at the Hope Diamond - at one of the Smithsonian's most famous galleries... read more

Rock Creek Park

5200 Glover Road Northwest

A capital forest... read more
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