Things to Do in DC

Your guide to the best museums, galleries, sights and attractions in the capital



Places to take the kids

Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

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  • Free

The impressive annex to the National Air and Space Museum is home to hordes of space and aviation artifacts, including a shrine to the space shuttle Discovery, which has a hangar just about all to itself—alongside a Concorde supersonic passenger

  1. 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
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National Zoo

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  • Free

The free-admission National Zoo offers a diverting escape. Particularly during the off-season, when the paths are not cluttered by pushchairs, the zoo offers a perfect (albeit hilly) stroll, away from the bustle of Connecticut Avenue. Tree-shaded

  1. 3001 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, (at Rock Creek Park)
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Newseum

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The line of stands by the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, filled with copies of today’s front pages from newspapers around the world, draws passers-by to this museum dedicated to journalism and free speech, which opened in 2008. The museum’s

  1. 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Judiciary Square Area
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