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Where Are the Best Places to Take Kids in Washington DC?

Living in Washington D.C., provides easy access to a number of well-known attractions.  This list attempts the difficult task of narrowing the list of choices to some of the top picks for family-friendly activities around the City:

National Children's Museum

It's only been open for little more than a year, but the National Children's Museum near National Harbor in Maryland has quickly become a popular destinations for kids. With a number of hands-on exhibitions, activities and a theatre, there's something for everybody to enjoy here.

Discovery Theater

Catching a show at the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater is a great way to spend the day with your kids. The live theater events cater to school-age children and provide all types of performances, such as mimes, storytellers, actors, dancers, puppet shows and classic stories. Shows are held at 10am and 11:30am, Monday through Friday.

National Zoo

Known as one of the most kid-friendly places in the entire country, the National Zoo at Woodley Park is the perfect choice for your day out. With more than 400 different species of animals and plenty of exhibits, kids love this zoo. In addition, admission is free.

National Air & Space Museum

Full of museum displays in the air and spacecraft field, this is one of the best places for the family to enjoy together.  The Museum shows IMAX films with regular planetarium shows running multiple times per day. Many of the life-size exhibits provide an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

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