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Nominees for DMV Top 20 Survey

The following is the list of nominees in's annual survey of the Top 20 Places to Take Kids for the D.C. Metro area. (Click here to see last year's Top 20 and category winners.)

If it is before June 21 at midnight and you haven't already voted, click here to access our 2024 survey to place your votes for your top three venues and educator categories.

HERE ARE SOME GREAT SUGGESTIONS! (You can also write in your own venues on the survey.)

Venue Nominees

"My Local Library"

Adventure Theatre MTC

AFI SIlver Theatre and Cultural Center

Aldie Mill Historic Park

Algonkian Regional Park

Altitude Trampoline Park - Leesburg

Angelika Film Center at Mosaic

Arlington Cinema & Draft House

Art Museum of the Americas

B&O Railroad Museum

Beaverdam Reservoir

Bender JCC of Washington DC

Billy Beez - Manassas Mall VA

Bowie Ice Arena

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Butler's Orchard

Capital Clubhouse

Carlyle House Historic Park

Clark's Elioak Farm - Ellicott City, MD

College Park Aviation Museum

Columbia Ice Rink

Cox Farms - Centreville VA

DC. United Soccer

Edlavitch DCJCC

Encore Stage and Studio

Flight Adventure Park - Springfield VA

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Fort Dupont Ice Arena

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort Washington Park

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

George Mason's Gunston Hall

George Washington Tennis Center

George Washington's Mount Vernon

German-American Heritage Museum

Gilbert?s Corner Regional Park

Go Ape! Zip Line & Treetop Adventure-Rockville

Gym America - Herndon, VA

Harman Center for the Arts

Hartland Farm and Orchard - Markham VA

Herbert Wells Ice Rink

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hillwood Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Historical Society of Washington D.C

Imagination Stage Inc.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Keegan Theatre

Kings Dominion Virginia

Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

Leesburg Animal Park

LEGO Discovery Center Washington D.C.

Lilian and Albert Small Jewish Museum

Loudon Heritage Farm Museum

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Science Center

Meadowside Nature Center

Medstar Capitals Iceplex

Monster Mini Golf - Jessup, MD

Montpelier Farms

National Children's Museum

National Gallery of Art

National Guard Memorial Museum

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African Art

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Theatre


Octagon House of Camillus

Old Greenbelt Theatre

Potomac Music

Potomac Overlook Nature Center

President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home

Sandy Spring Museum

Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Skate Frederick LLC

Smithsonian - National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Sport and Health DC Northwest


Textile Museum

The Alden at the McLean Community Center

The Anderson House

The Dumbarton House

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kreeger Museum

The Lincoln Theatre

The Maryland Zoo

The Phillips Collection

The Puppet Co. Playhouse

The Washington Ballet

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Urban Evolution a MindShift Gym

Walkersville Southern Railroad and Museum

Wheaton Ice Arena

Wolf Trap

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Arts Educators


African American Civil War Memorial Museum

Anna Banana Arts and Crafts

Art Studio Blue Giraffe


ArtWorks Fine Studio

Bach to Rock

Bloom Bars

Capital Photography Center

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Capitol Movement

Cardon Studios

Chef B

CityDance Conservatory

Cooking Kids

Cozy Meal Cooking Classes

Create Arts Center

Creative Youth - Bethesda Maryland

Culinaria Cooking School

Dance Place

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

DC Youth Orchestra

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts And Culture

Hill's Kitchen

Imagination Stage Inc.

International School of Music

International Spy Museum

Jordin's Paradise

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Kidcreate Studio

Levine Music

Music on the Hill

Musicfully - D.C. Metro Area

National Conservatory of Arts

Salsa with Silvia 4 Kids

Sitar Arts Center

Studio Acting Conservatory

Synetic Theater

Taylor Robinson Music

The Children's Art Studio

The Loft Collective

The Theatre Lab

The White House Studios

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Washington Studio School

Wolf Trap

Sports Educators

Aikido Shobukan Dojo DC

BETA Martial Arts Academy

Bethesda Lacrosse

Bike and Roll DC

Braddock Road Youth Club

Breathing Space

DC Aikido Martial Arts and Kids Karate

DC Fencers Club

DC Self Defense Karate Association

DC Shotokan Karate Home Page

DC Soccer Club

Dragon Gate DC

Dulles Gymnastics Academy

East Potomac Tennis Center

Fairfax Gymnastics Academy

First Touch Soccer

Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

Gymnastics World

Haymarket IcePlex

Honest Soul Yoga

Hoop Education

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Kicks are for Kids

KOA Sports

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts DC


Meadowbrook Stables

Movement Crystal City (Arlington, VA)

Northeast Taekwondo

One on One Basketball

Piney Orchard Ice Arena

Pinkman Baseball

Prime Time Baseball

RCX Sports - DMV

Roundtop Mountain Resort

SafeSplash Swim Schools in the DMV Area

Silver Star Gymnastics

South Bowie Boys and Girls Club (SBBGC) MD

St Albans Tennis Club

The Gardens Ice House

Trapeze School New York (TSNY)-Washington D.C.

Victory Martial Arts- Clifton VA

Volo Sports


Woodland Horse Center

WTEF (Washington Tennis and Education Association)

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Youth Sports Gymnastics

ZavaZone Rockville

STEM Educators

Astar Explorer STEM Academy

Boolean Girl


Challenge Island - Greater Alexandria

Childrens Science Center Lab

iD Tech

Maryland Science Center

Rosie Riveters

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Summer at Sandy Spring MD

Tech Turn Up