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Washington DC for young kids

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Washington DC for young kids
Here are some activities that young kids will enjoy while visiting DC.
Good for: Families
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History

One of the Smithsonian museums along the Mall, this one has more than 3 million artifacts in its collection—from gowns to locomotives—that reflect and preserve a record of America’s past.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discovery Theater
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Discovery Theater

The Discovery Theater is the Smithsonian's theater for young kids

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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National Zoological Park
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National Zoological Park

A park-like zoo containing 4,000 animals and 500 different species.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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