This is a great place to take family and friends with young children. I recommend Going on the weekend and getting there early. Parking can be challenging if you go during the week. You can get meter parking across the way, but only if you go early. Don't worry it is easy to spend the entire day there. It will be the kids that won't want to leave. The schools around Maryland come out for field trips during the week. We purchased a membership when had young boys running around and family visiting. Museum lost money on us, because we went so often. This is fun for young to teenage kids, it shows how fun science can be, and you get to have some hands on experience. Docents do demos that will catch anyone's eye. Science becomes magic.
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