Posts tagged with: 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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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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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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Gravelly Point Park

While this is a lovely waterfront park with lots of grass to run around on, the main attraction here are the airplanes. Situated in extremely close proximity to Reagan National Airport, if the planes are landing in the right direction […]

River Farm Horticultural Society

River Farm is a fantastic place to let your kids run around, and it’s free! Just up the GW Parkway from Mount Vernon (between Old Town and Mount Vernon) it has views that rival those found at Mount Vernon. They have […]