Taking the Kids — to Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown
Take a tour in Washington, D.C.

Taking the Kids — to Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown

Here’s your chance to explore a famous American city in a new way — and support those there who count on our tourism dollars.

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Making the most of visiting the Smithsonian with kids this spring
Cherry blossoms in DC

Making the most of visiting the Smithsonian with kids this spring

The Smithsonian Museums, particularly Air and Space, Natural History, American History, the African American Museum and the National Zoo are on every family’s must-see list when visiting Washington, D.C.

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Taking the Kids — to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture
Kids take a “drive” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but must choose the right road to take

Taking the Kids — to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture

Since the museum opened Sept. 24, 2016 on the National Mall, next to the Washington Monument, nearly 3 million people have visited the 12 inaugural exhibitions

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Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring
Just published - The Kids Guide to Washington DC - second edition

Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring

It doesn’t cost anything to visit the Lincoln Memorial at night, to play pilot in a mock cockpit at “America by Air,” a permanent exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, attend a family event or one for young children at the Museum of African American History and Culture or visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo.

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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs
Siebel Dinosaur Complex at the Museum of the Rockies??????????????????

Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs

You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please.

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More free attractions for family travelers in Washington DC than any other place
Westport ABC boys at the Capitol

More free attractions for family travelers in Washington DC than any other place

Certainly you could spend all of your time in Washington, DC without paying to enter a museum—there are plenty of free ones to choose from. In fact, Washington DC likely has more free attractions than any city in the country.

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Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington
Aerial View of Fort McHenry

Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington

lLarning about the flag starts in Baltimore with a visit to Fort McHenry (walk among the canons and peer into barracks that look as they might have during the Battle of Baltimore). Then on to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to see the actual flag in all its glory.

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Taking the Kids Exclusive: Tips from the First Lady for families on staying active on vacation

First Lady Michelle Obama suggests letting the kids lead is one way to get everyone more active on vacation this summer. The first lady told Taking the Kids exclusively, “The key to getting kids moving is to find something they enjoy, and join in!” For the First Family, that includes biking.

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