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Family trip to Washington DC with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Washington in Winter Be sure to visit the local zoo while on vacation in Washington. The child will be able to see more than two thousand species of different animals here. Majestic tigers, mysterious cougars, smart gorillas, funny penguins, unusual butterflies – such a variety of living creatures will not leave anyone indifferent. There are contact sections where the child can pet and even feed special food to the most sociable and friendly animals under the supervision of instructors. Be sure to show your child the local celebrity Bao Bao. This is a small and extremely photogenic panda. Do not miss the opportunity to introduce your child to the animals of South America. You can find exotic living creatures from the neighboring continent at the Amazon exhibition, which covers 1.3 square kilometers. The Orangutan Transit System is also interesting. O-line also deserves attention. It's a network of wires strung between eight steel towers that primates love to navigate. Admission to the Washington city zoo is free for both adults and children. But if you arrive by car, you will have to pay for parking.
If Americans talk about the city of Washington, they always add D.C., which means District of Columbia. This is necessary to avoid confusion with the state of the same name. Today, about six … Open
If you get tired of active entertainment, you can go on a picnic in East Potomac Park in good weather. However, you can not only lazily snack on sandwiches but also compete with your child in mini-golf or send your child to the playground to communicate with peers from other countries here. There is also a real outdoor pool in the park.
If you want to go somewhere, and the child does not want to leave the room in the next couple of hours, then you can use the services of a nanny. She will look after the child in your absence. Most hotels have their own nannies. However, you can also use the services of a babysitter. You can find professionals in this field on sites like Mothers' Aides. Babysitters are in demand among both local residents and tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Washington is an ideal holiday destination for sightseeing tourism fans. This is a real treasure trove of unique historic and architectural sights, the highest "concentration" of which can … Open
Few children will not be interested in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The child will be able to see the skeletons of real dinosaurs and saber-toothed tigers, stuffed beavers, lynx and wolves, a lot of marine life, and various insects here.
Washington You can also attend entertainment shows with your child at the Kennedy Center. You can also go to the National Theatre. There are free performances of various groups, from dancers to mimes and puppeteers every Saturday morning here. However, you should book tickets in advance.
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Boys and many girls will also like the National Air and Space Museum exhibition. Samples of lunar rocks, 3D cinema, models of planes and rockets, unusual devices used at the dawn of the conquest of the sky and space will appeal to both the child and his parents. Entertainment shows for young viewers in the Discovery Theater are also interesting. Artists from all over the world participate in them - from local comedians to African drummers and Irish dancers. The theater is located on the lower floor of the Ripley Center building.
The National Children's Museum will tell children about interesting things in simple and accessible language. There are educational games for kids, performances in which experienced animators demonstrate the wonders of science to children and explain certain physical phenomena in clear terms, and classes in drawing and singing for beginners here.
Important advantages of Washington include its great inns and hotels, so it is quite easy to find a suitable place among the available establishments. Near the White House, on Pennsylvania … Open
Six Flags America is a half-hour drive from Washington. A child can ride on roller coasters, chain carousels, and many other attractions here from May to October.

If your child loves nature, you can visit the Botanical Garden. About 60 thousand various plants from different parts of the world grow here. The Capitol Building or the Library of Congress may interest older children. If you and your child visit the National Archives, you will be able to see the originals of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The child will be able to see how money is created in the Bureau for issuing banknotes and securities. The Museum of colonial life may also be of interest to the child. It is opened in the oldest building in Georgetown that was built in 1766. Children who are not indifferent to paintings should visit the National Art Gallery.
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Amusement parks near Washington DC
♥   Amusement park 'Laugh Out Loud Stations' Greenbelt, 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Six Flags America' Upper Marlboro, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Park USA' New Market, 57.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Central Park Fun-Land' Fredericksburg, 77.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Kings Dominion' Doswell, 122.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Washington DC
♥   Water park 'Great Waves Waterpark' Alexandria, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splash Down Waterpark' Manassas, 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Washington DC and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'National Aquarium' Baltimore, 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Interesting places to visit with children around Washington DC

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Washington DC - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Washington DC, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Washington DC for families with children.
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