- TripBuzz found 534 things to do with kids in or near Washington, D.C., including 503 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Bowie.
- From Nationals Park to Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the Washington area offers 113 different types of family activities, including: Monuments, History Museums, Theaters and Bus Tours.
- As the capital of the nation, Washington D.C. is fortunate enough to host a blended variety of activities, events, and attractions for all visitor types. History buffs can see the many memorials and Smithsonian Museum, party animals will enjoy the robust night life, and foodies will have their pick of hundreds of different and unique restaurants.
National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD MoreLess Info
Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon’s tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations
80% 515 votes
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 MoreLess Info
Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park features multiple animal habitats ranging from domestic to rare and exotic species from around the world. The zoo is open daily and has free admission.
94% 6800 votes
100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024 MoreLess Info
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a historical museum that chronicles the anti-Semitism and suffering during the period of the holocaust. The museum is most widely acclaimed for the 'Narrative History of the Holocaust' exhibit.
At the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, guests are able to learn about the history of flight through a variety of exhibits. The location's collections celebrate flight in popular culture and the site also hosts events and temporary exhibitions.
The National Mall, the American national park, contains the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, and several other national museums. The greater National Mall area contains landmarks like the United States Botanic Garden and the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
85% 12064 votes
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20560 MoreLess Info
A world-renowned, one of a kind natural history museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History features a wide variety of exhibits and displays ranging from prehistory to the present. It offers a wide variety of special events.
83% 4188 votes
Constitution Ave. NW, Between 12th and 14th Street Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20560 MoreLess Info
Displaying highlights of American history from the Revolutionary War to present day, National Museum of American History has a large amount of artifacts to explore in their collection. The museum holds the original American flag, 'Start Spangled Banner', on display.
The National Museum of Crime & Punishment covers the country's incarceration system, offering interactive learning experiences on topics like the judicial system and consequences of crime. The museum also offers forensic science workshops for guests who wish to learn about CSI techniques.