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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

703-746-4399

105 North Union Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: Free admission

Age: 6 and up

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"Through the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, the City of Alexandria, Virginia's archaeologists, volunteers and students work with citizens and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past, and to share...

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American Visionary Art Museum

410-244-1900

800 Key Highway
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $9.95 and up

Age: 5 and up

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You ask "What is Visionary Art?"  The AVAM says it "refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."  Unlike...

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Baltimore Museum of Art

443-573-1700

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore MD 21218

Price: Free

Age: 5 and up

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BMA features the Cone Collection (20th Century art including Matisse and Picasso and lots more - thanks ladies!), American Paintings and Decorative Arts, European Paintings and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, The Americas and Oceania, Modern and...

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

1-866-874-2330

14th and C Streets, SW
Washington DC 20228

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. Tours are offered at their Washington, DC facility throughout the year. Peak times are March to August and free tickets are required. ...

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Calvert Marine Museum

410-326-2042

14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons MD 20688

Price: $2/ages 5 to 12; $7/adults

Age: 5 and up

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The Calvert Marine Museum is a great day-trip for families in the greater DC metro area.  Located in Solomons, Maryland, they have a plethora of hands-on activities for all ages.  Kids will learn about all things maritime - from exploring dugout...

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Curiosity Zone

703-723-9949

43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 123
Ashburn VA 20148

Age: 2 to 11

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The Curiosity Zone is a state of the art science and technical enrichment center for children ages 2 to 11. Kids can think, invent, explore and more. The Curiosity Zone offers classes, birthday parties and lots more.
 

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DAR Museum

202-628-1776

1776 D St., NW
Washington DC 20006

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum is a family-friendly museum with 31 period rooms, a touch area and various galleries. They have family programs throughout the year, mainly geared for ages 5 and up.

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Folger Shakespeare Library

202-544-4600

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Home to the world's largest and finest collections of Shakespeare materials, the Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes visitors of all ages. Family-friendly events are held throughout the year and you can visit their...

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Ford's Theatre Museum

202-347-4833

511 Tenth Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $3.50 and up

Age: 5 and up

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The Ford's Theatre Museum "combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the...

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Goddard Space Flight Center

301-286-3978

8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt MD 20771

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Established in 1959, Goddard was NASA's first Space Flight Center.

Children's programs, model rocket launches, an interactive "Science on a Sphere," rocket and space capsule displays, and "the nation's largest organization of scientists...

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Hammond-Harwood House

410-263-4683

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis MD 21401

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: 5 and up

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Hammond-Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, the grandest Colonial house in town, preserved intact since 1774. It was the last project of the renowned architect William Buckland. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved...

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

202-633-4674

700 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington DC 20560

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Hirshhorn is the Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art. This is a great place to ask kids what they see...Don't miss the Sculpture Garden.

 

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Jewish Museum of Maryland

410-732-6400

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Price: $8/adult; $4/student; $3/under 12

Age: Elementary-age and up

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Founded in 1960 to save the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Maryland bills itself as America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. Two galleries present changing exhibits of objects and...

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KID Museum

6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda MD 20817

Price: $8 admission

Age: 6 to 14

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KID Museum in a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, DC area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering...

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Living Classrooms Children's Museum

202-488-0627 ext. 236

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo MD 20812

Price: Free (members); $5 (nonmembers)

Age: 0 to 11

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Living Classrooms Children's Museum is committed to helping all children experience, appreciate, and become stewards of the natural environment. Exciting outdoor environmental programs are offered for babies, toddlers, families, school groups and...

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Madame Tussauds

866-823-9565

1001 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $15 and up

Age: 4 and up

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Madame Tussauds DC wax museum offers a truly interactive experience. You are invited to meet America's political history makers, from the Founding Fathers to First Ladies. Run the country from the desk of the Oval Office. Sit in the theatre box...

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National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20408

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The National Archives and Records Administration is "the official repository for all federal records judged to be of enduring value." That includes your grandfather's World War II service records, Nixon's Oval Office tapes, and several hundred...

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National Pinball Museum

443-438-1241

608 Water Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Price: $15 and up

Age: 5 and up

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DC's loss is Baltimore's gain -- the National Pinball Museum has moved to Charm City where it showcases a collection of 850+ pinball machines with a twist. They strive to create a touch-play-learn environment that is educational, interactive and...

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National Postal Museum

202-633-5555

2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington DC 20002

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Learn about the history of stamps and the postal system at the National Postal Museum, the Smithsonian's first class "repository for the largest, most comprehensive philatelic collection in the world, including 5.9 million objects." (Others were...

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Occoquan Historical Society Mill House Museum

703-491-7525

413 Mill Street
Occoquan VA 22125

Price: Free

Age: 5 and up

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The Occoquan Historical Society is a charitable non-for-profit organization. It runs the Mill House Museum, which offers a glimpse of items and artifacts that stretch back more than 200 years. The museum is open every day of the year (weather...

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