The Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year except December 25.
In addition to the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC has many other museums. And they also always have events and activities to do almost every weekend.
The Newseum promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum experience also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future.
Parent & child can explore the labyrinth of themed playrooms and activity centers that range from soft blocks and Legos to mini manicures, pretend grocery shopping, petting an animal in a live pet shop or creating something in the art shop or baking something in the bakery! We have activities galore for everyone—babies –to-tweens to –parents—making the PLAYSEUM a must-do for the whole family.