5 Places To Bring The Kids In The DC Area


1. Glen Echo Park


7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
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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 now presents vibrant arts and cultural programs.

Take a class in pottery, painting, photography, or art glass… music, silversmithing, or textiles. Enjoy a puppet show or theater performance with your kids and ride the historic Dentzel carousel. Attend a dance featuring live music in the exquisite Spanish 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. It’s all there at Glen Echo Park.

2. Discovery Theater


1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
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Discovery Theater has been presenting DC-area children with live educational performances for more than 30 years. As a program of The Smithsonian Associates (TSA), Discovery Theater serves as a child’s gateway to the exhibitions, collections, and cultures contained in the museums on the National Mall and beyond. There’s so much to explore at the Smithsonian!

3. National Children’s Museum


151 St George Blvd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Designed primarily for children age 8 and younger, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is a nationally recognized cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through national partners and programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs spark the imagination and celebrate the true power of children, motivating them to become people who make a difference in the world.

4. Imagination Stage


4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Imagination Stage inspires creativity through theatre and arts education programs that nurture, challenge, and empower young people of all abilities. Imagination Stage envisions a future where theatre experiences are a fundamental aspect of children’s lives, nourishing their creative spirit, inspiring them to embrace the complexity and diversity of their world, and helping them overcome their challenges with hope, courage and, above all, creativity.

5. Six Flags America


13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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Maryland’s Best Theme Park! Six Flags America is The Nation’s Capital of Fun! Located right outside of Washington, DC!

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