Posts filed under:Educational

Wolf Trap

Children’s Theatre-in-the-woods is Wolf Trap’s calendar of kid friendly musical events throughout the summer. From alphabet songs to ballet and story pirates, you’ll find something for kids of all ages. Schedule of events Hours: most events are at 10:30am on most […]

Geocaching

A real world treasure hunt! Take your kids on a exploration like no other with geocaching.com, basically it uses your location to give you clues to find treasures hidden around your area, creating a fun little treasure hunt that you can do […]

National Arboretum

Looking for a huge outdoor space to run around in, this is it! At the Arboretum you’ll find gardens, forests, monuments as well as the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum that houses a wonderful collection of bonsai (Japanese art) and […]

Discovery Theatre – Smithsonian

Located on the Mall by the Smithsonian Castle, the Discovery Theatre has an array of live performances geared towards the younger audience. Everything from fun music to get the kids moving to more cultural performances (also designed to be fun […]

United States Botanic Garden

A beautiful outing no matter what time of year. They have a variety of exhibits inside the Conservatory that is nicely designed to walk around and learn about different varieties of plants, flowers and their environments. There is also a lovely […]

Freer Sackler Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art

They have a fun family program where you can tour the gallery and then make your own art. A great way to get to know art for ages 8-14 plus adult. ImaginAsia A distinctive family program designed to inspire a […]

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Smithsonian National Zoo

A great place for the whole family to enjoy if you all love animals. It’s a good walk up and down hills for those walking (and wanting exercise), and a fun visual exploration for those in strollers. They seem to have […]

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Fascinating and educational! This is perfect for inquisitive (older) kids and also includes some interactive elements to keep them entertained. Located inside the US Patent and Trademark office. Appropriate age range will depend on your child, but generally for an older age. […]

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Storytime at Hooray For Books

As well as having the best collection of kids books, Hooray for Books also has some fun storytimes where picture books are read aloud with the kind of enthusiasm I am beginning to lack when reading to my little one. Plus […]

Alexandria Colonial Kid’s Scavenger Hunt

Do you have a  young adventurer? This is a fun way for kids to enjoy the outdoors and learn a little history, so gather up a group of friends and divide into teams – you can create your own prizes too if you’re feeling creative. […]

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