5 things to do in Washington DC with Kids

learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerHave you ever considering visiting the Washington DC? Do you think you better wait until the kids are older so the trip isn’t a complete waste of time? think again!

When we were getting ready to go to Washington DC I thought that it was a shame we were going when the babies were so little, because they would not be able to appreciate or keep up. Well I’m so glad to say that I was very wrong! Washington DC turned out to be a very family friendly place! And it has many things that you can do with kids! and a lot of them for free. I fell like I could have a forever long list, but we will start with this short one, and then share some more in other posts, so that you aren’t overwhelmed.

So here it is! These are the first 5 things that I want to share, that you can do with kids in Washington DC.

1-Walk around the monuments:

Cost: Free

I know this seems obvious but I’ve heard many people say that they will just drive around them, because of the kids. But from experience, kids love to walk and run and see the giant monuments and something that big is very hard to forget! They also will have all the questions, so this is a great opportunity to bond and also learn together. Washington DC is a magical city, and just looking around and knowing all the History that took place in it, is amazing.  Here’s a little insider tip: find a park ranger around! let the kids ask them questions! and ask about the special activity for kids. Did you know that the monuments are considered national parks? yeah I didn’t either.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerlearning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerlearning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel blogger

2-Visit the Museum of Natural History:

Cost: Free

 

Ok my kids love this place! They get to see all sorts of animals from different habitats and their history! Once you are finished seeing all the ocean creatures, they will be so sad to have to move on, until you reach the next area! then their faces will light up again!learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggercheck out this giant jelly fish! I was standing under it when I took this photo.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerHippopotamus attack? check!learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerBones and skeletons of all sorts! I love to sit back some times and watch them as they try to make sense of things. Wish I knew what he was thinking here.Also at this museum, they have an amazing area with bugs! where they can touch a giant cockroach, see bees hard at work, and even pretend to be an ant!learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel blogger     learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerHere’s my tiny, crawling out of his ant hill.

To learn more and plan your visit, visit this site.

3-Visit the National Arboretum:

Cost: Free

This is such a fun and gorgeous place! It is 446 acres of beautiful plants of all sorts. A center of botanical research, kids can run around and burn some energy as well as learn about anything that grows in the country! From grass to trees! It is truly a magical place. We packed a picnic lunch and ate out in the field. It was a wonderful day for the boys. Here you can also see the old United States Capitol pillars, these giant columns used to actually be inside the Capitol building, and hold the east portico up. How cool is that?learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerLook at how tiny he looks at the base of the columnslearning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerOur lunch spot had a nice view of the pillars.

If you want to learn more about this place visit this site.

4-Visit the air and space museum:

Cost: Free.

The most visited of the DC museums. And with good reasons! It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Who would want to be in DC and miss out on seeing the first aircraft to ever fly? Yeah me either.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel blogger And if you have a little space lover, there is so much fun for them too! Everything about space and astronauts and stepping into a real  rocket ship, plus the amazing planetariumlearning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel blogger

If you would like more information about this museum, visit this site.

5-Visit the botanical gardens:

Cost: Free.

The oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States, it’s considered to be on the grounds of the capitol and it hosts hundreds of species of plants from the country and all around the world!  They can see edibles, poisonous, and even carnivorous plants. and then you can head outside and take a comfy seat while they get to help plant some flowers and water the children’s garden. And if the temperature is crazy high, like when we went, they also have these misting poles! they are so perfect to cool the kids down after a long day of walking around in the city.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerHe put the lime in the coconut… are you singing now? you are welcome!learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerlearning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerLearning about where chocolate comes from, which is totally a basic thing that everyone needs to learn.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerCarefully filling his watering can, so that he can water some plants and dump the rest of the water on his own head.learning early childhood history Montessori education elementary years traveling family mommy blogger dad blog traveling with kids exploring with kids Washington DC 2017 2018 world schooling homeschooling for mommy's dragons wellness healthy mom blog Woodbridge  Virginia boy mom mom of boys travel the world traveling mom travel bloggerCooling down under the mist.

If you want to learn more about the Botanical Gardens visit this site.

I can’t encourage you enough to get out and explore this beautiful world with your kids! Everywhere, there’s beauty and knowledge. I hope you follow our traveling posts, and I hope the inspire you to go on adventures!

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Comments · 10

  1. I honestly came across this looking for fun things to do this semester. I go to school in DC and I’ll definitely be checking out the arboretum

  2. Looks like your children had a lot of fun! I went to DC a while back. It was cold and rainy almost the whole time I was there, so that was disappointing. But I was really excited to see the Declaration of Independence and other important American documents. There are so many good museums there. It’s great for the whole family.

  3. My kids are at an age where I would love to go visit DC now! I’m book marking this so i can reference it later! Thank you for this! And btw, those pics are awesome!

    1. Oh we love it here so much! This is an open invitation… again! For you to visit us! We would have all the adventures!

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