1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

15 Best Places to Go with Kids in the Washington DC Area


11. Pro Sporting Events

© Washington Nationals

Kids love to attend live sporting events. Washington sports teams compete in a variety of national leagues including baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, and tennis. See the Redskins, the Nationals, the Capitals, the Wizards and more.

12. Imagination Stage

© Scott Suchman
Imagination Stage offers year-round productions of modern and classic plays and classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages.

13. Wolf Trap National Park

© Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation and the National Park Service present 70 performances from late June through early August at the Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods in Vienna, Virginia. Family-friendly performances, including music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and theater are held at 10 am and 11:15 am, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

14. Nature Centers

© Compassionate Eye Foundation/Sam Diephuis
Nature Centers provide kids with lots of hands-on opportunities to explore our environment. Year-round naturalist guided programs will give you insight into the natural habitat of the Washington, DC area.

15. Reston Zoo

Photo courtesy of Reston Zoo
This thirty-acre zoo in the heart of Fairfax County, VA, is great for small children. Get "up close and personal" with the animals and feed them too! See alligators, camels, reptiles, zebras, antelope, bison, ostrich, and lots more.


More About Washington, DC

Looking for more Washington, DC information? Start with the Washington, DC Home Page, where you'll find current features and an in depth guide to everything you want to know about the DC/Capital region.

Don't miss our free email newsletter, About Washington, DC, which keeps you up to date on what's happening in the region. Subscribe today!

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.