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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

202-667-2667

1925 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: 8 and up

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"Using photographs and documents, the African American Civil War Museum helps visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom for all."

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Banneker Park

2500 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free

Age: 4 to 12

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The Equipment

The playground itself is not shaded, but there are benches under a large umbrella.  There are several structures that intertwine here.  From a spinning sphere you stand on, to several modern climbing pieces of equipment,...

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Bricks 4 Kidz - DC

202-609-7326

1130 6th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: 3 to 14

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Kids will build unique creations, play games and have a lot of fun using LEGO® bricks. Bricks 4 Kidz offers programs for children ages 3 to 14.

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Casa Italiana Language School

202-638-1348

595 1/2 Third Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: 4 to 10

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Casa Italiana Language School offers children's language courses for ages 4 to 10. Classes are taught through hands-on activities. Classes are formed according to the age and linguistic ability and take place on Sundays.

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Chatman's D'Vine Bakery & Cafe

202-290-3681

1239 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: All ages

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This bakery and café in the Historic Shaw District highlights South Carolina cooking and baking. Featured cupcake flavors are Key Lime and Hot Chocolate Dream Catcher. While there, try their Southern barbecue, pies, and cakes and their famous...

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Florida Avenue Park

200 Florida Ave., NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free

Age: 2 to 12

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The Equipment

While not a big park, the equipment is decent.  I was most impressed with the number of swings available.  There are two baby swings, five regular swings and a special needs swing.  The toddler section has one play...

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Jetties

1609 Foxhall Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Age: All ages

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The Scene

Jetties is a very casual restaurant - order at the counter then sit down and listen for your name.  Jetties is a great choice to get a filling, healthier meal quickly, either to eat in or to go.  Tables are also fairly close...

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Kennedy Park

1401 7th St. NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: All ages

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The Equipment

There is a lot of equipment to please both the toddler and elementary set.  For the toddler set, you are greeted by a little schoolhouse, a shapes climber and rock wall, stepping stumps, balance beams and boards.  There...

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Lucky Strike

701 7th St NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: 5+

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Lucky Strike DC makes kids parties easy! Located at Gallery Place, event specialists will help craft the perfect party. We have 14 bowling lanes, kid-sized shoes, low weight balls, bumpers, rolling ramps and a variety of menu options to choose...

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Marian Koshland Science Museum

202-334-1201

525 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $4/students; $7/adults

Age: 10 and up

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The Marian Koshland Science Museum features-state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities of science in an engaging and accessible way to the general public. The museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the...

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Matchbox

1699 Rockville Pike
Rockville MD 20852

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The scene: Cozy three-level restaurant near Chinatown/Penn Quarter that's suitable for families or date night. Used to be a Chinese grocery store! Booths provide nice privacy. Highchairs are available. Definitely head there...
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Nando's Peri-Peri

819 7th Street
Washington DC 20001

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The scene: Nando's Peri-Peri, is a South-African chain that serves Portuguese chicken. This counter service restaurant has comfy and roomy seating with original artwork by contemporary African artists. The restaurant just...
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National Building Museum

202-272-2448

401 F Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $8/adult; $5/youth ($3 for Building Zone only)

Age: All ages

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If you like bricks then you'll love The National Building Museum, another world class public space with fascinating exhibits "dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning." Family drop...

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National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Popular kids' exhibits at the National Museum of American History include early cars, trains, printing, and musical instruments. See a collection of Teddy bears (originally named for Theodore Roosevelt), Dorothy's ruby slippers, a five-story doll...

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National Portrait Gallery

202-633-8300

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The National Portrait Gallery "tells the story of America through the individuals who have shaped U.S. culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains...

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Newseum

888-NEWSEUM

555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $12.95 (ages 7 to 18); $17.95 (seniors + military); $21.95/adults

Age: 7 and up

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The Newseum is a 250,000 square foot museum dedicated to teaching us about five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  There are 14 main exhibition galleries, many interactive features for all ages,...

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The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

202-824-0449

733 8th Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: 5 and up

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The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, DC's largest and most comprehensive independent theatre training institution, presents a summer season of plays and musicals performed by kids and teens, for audiences of all ages. Productions range...

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United States Botanic Garden

202-225-8333

100 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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A little known gem, the Botanic Garden is a fun 30 to 45 minute meander through three main climate zones and a pathway through exhibits on deserts, medicinal plants (don't miss the coffee plant), orchids and the garden primeval. Your tots may not...

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Uprising Muffin Company

202-290-1196

1817 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: All ages

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The Scene

Located next to the Howard University/Shaw metro stop Uprising Muffin Company is a bustling place to grab a snack or sandwich.  Students and others with computers can be found lounging on the restaurant’s sofas with their...

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Westminster Playground

911 Westminster St., NW
Washington DC 20001

Age: 0 to 6

The Equipment

The wow factor isn’t the equipment, but the water spray area.  While it’s simple in design, children control the spray feature by using their handprint to activate the water.  Two jet streams are on either side of the...

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Imagination Stage The Princess and the Pauper
Levine Music Summer Camp
Alice in Wonderland at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
Digging Up Dessa at the Kennedy Center