Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around the DC Metro Area
Best Places for Kids in the DC metro area!
The best places to take kids in the DC metro area, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in the DC metro area! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Smithsonian National Zoo
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute demonstrates leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability.
National Museum of Natural History
The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.
National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA display the world's largest collection of aviation and space artifacts.
National Gallery of Art
From Byzantine altarpieces to pop art, learn all about paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and other works in the collection. Browse the collection and make connections among objects you know and newly discovered masterpieces.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Kennedy Center is America's living memorial to President Kennedy—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving as a leader in arts education.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Open 365 days of the year, Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Over 85 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public. Today, Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year.
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a privately funded and operated National Park and living history museum founded in 1972.
Smithsonian's Discovery Theater - D.C.
A branch of the Smithsonian Associates, Discovery Theater is an educational theater company that primarily serves the Metropolitan area's children, teachers, and families. Affordable ticket prices and a community of educational artists, teachers, parents, and children make Discovery Theater a destination in our nation's capital.
National Wildlife Visitor Center
The National Wildlife Visitor Center is a science and environmental education center providing visitors with opportunities to explore, discover, and learn.
Jumping Joey's- Arlington
A bouncing gym in Arlington, Virginia.
The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division.
Kirov Academy of Ballet
The Kirov Academy of Ballet is a ballet school in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1989.
We offer riding and horsemanship lessons in hunters, hunt seat equitation, and jumpers to riders of all levels, ages 6 through adult. We also offer a range of summer camp programs, as well as boarding, leasing and showing opportunities.
The Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.
Washington Red Skins
The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. The Redskins compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference East division.
Tenley Sport and Health
Fun classes. Great sports. Friendly staff. We treat you like family at our Tenley Sport&Health gym, located in Washington, D.C.
YMCA Silver Spring
The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington fosters the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all. A non-profit organization.
Little Burgundy Farm
Little Burgundy Farm is a small, private, equestrian facility located in Alexandria, Virginia. This is a riding school; all riding is done under instruction. All ages and all skill levels are welcome.
George Washington Tennis Center
Tennis court at George Washington University.
Gymboree - Washington, DC
Gymboree Play & Music has been around for 40 years as a global leader in play and early childhood development. And we're just getting started!