Great Places to Visit in Washington DC
Discovery Creek Childrens' Museum
International Spy Museum
Smithsonian Institution of Natural History
National Air & Space Museum
Rock Creek National Park
National Aquarium in Washington DC
Great Places to Visit in Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum offers an interactive, hands-on experience for families, which focuses on the science, mathematics, humanities and the arts. Explore the exhibits in natural history, paleontology, simple machines, and art-in-the-making. Experience Native American culture in A Stop along the Moccasin Trail. Pretend to be a medical professional in the emergency room of Our Town or learn the laws of motion while racing balls down ramps and through loops in Raceways. At the Discovery Museum to touch is to explore, to explore is to discover, and to discover is to learn. IF YOU DON'T VISIT THE MUSEUM, be sure to visit their website!
Luray Zoo and Reptile Center
The Luray Reptile Center displays the largest collection of reptiles in Virginia as well as 20 wild creatures including exotic cats and our monkey friends Freddy, JoJo and Buttercup. See our unique petting zoo with exotic birds, Fallow Deer, Llamas, African Pygmy Goats, and Sicillian Donkeys. See life size dinosaur replicas and visit our gift shop. Great fun for all ages. Don't forget your camera!
Morven Park International Equestrian Center - Leesburg, VA
Wolf Trap Childrens' Theatre in the Woods
With 70 performances from late June through early August, Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows at 10 am and 11:15 am on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove, the stage is set for lively adventures in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and theater. All performances are recommended for children between kindergarten and 6th grade.
Reston Petting Zoo
Reston Zoo encourages animal interaction. There are plenty of places to get "up close and personal" with the animals. Animal feed and lamb bottles are available, too! You won't want to miss the alligators, camels, reptile house, or waterfowl. You'll be amazed that such an opportunity is so close to you! Open March thru November.
Great Places to Visit in Maryland
Good Knight Magic Castle & Museum
Baltimore National Aquarium
Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park is a magical place situated on the Potomac palisades near Bethesda, Maryland. Originally a Chautauqua retreat, then an amusement park, this National Park is now host to a variety of arts, environmental and history programs. Take a class in pottery, painting, photography, or glass art. Enjoy a puppet show or theater performance with your family and ride the carousel. Dance in our exquisite ballroom or refine your steps in one of our dance classes. Learn more about the environment while you play, or take a ranger-guided historic tour.
Imagination Stage - Bethesda, MD
BAPA is a 20-year-old community arts organization whose mission is to integrate the arts into the lives of children.
Chesapeake Childrens' Museum - Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Children’s Museum welcomes many new animals! We count among our recent arrivals: five praying mantis, countless squirmy tadpoles, a moray eel, and two juvenile nurse sharks! Lots to see! Lots to learn about!
Horizon Organic Dairy Farm
For 15 years, they've been dedicated to supporting family farms, respecting animals and giving everyone access to high-quality organic products. Cute website.
Maryland Science Center - Baltimore, MD
Port Discovery, the kid-powered museum
Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play.
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