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Kid Friendly Guide to the Smithsonian

Daycation DC 


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21 museums and galleries plus the National Zoo. For this guide, we'll focus on the kid friendly attractions on the National Mall.  Admission is always free. 

What is the  Smithsonian? 

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The Dinosaur Obsessed 

Head to the Natural History Museum Hall of Fossils to see larger than life dino skeletons. Your little explorer may also enjoy the Ocean Hall and gem exhibits. 

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The Hirshhorn always has unique and colorful art on display that is sure to dazzle your young artist. Plus, don't miss the sculpture garden outside with something new around every turn. 

The Contemporary Artist

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The Space Explorer 

The Air and Space museum is closed until Fall 2022, but the make over will be worth. Learn about space travel and see the spacecrafts that got us there. 

Don't forget to peak behind the Smithsonian Castle for the Enid A. Haupt and Moongate Gardens. 

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The Kid Who Just Wants to Be Outside 

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Visit the American History Museum for the American Democracy exhibit. Dive deeper into civil rights at the African American History Museum with exhibits like Defining Freedom and A Changing America.

The Next Gen Voter

The National Zoo is not on the National Mall but this is easily one of the best kid friendly spots. Check the website for special animals talks. 

The Animal Lover

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