Smithsonian Institute

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.

National Museum of African Art

National Museum of African Art

Exhibits the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa.

National Air and Space Museum - African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space

National Air and Space Museum

Twenty-three galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts.


How Things Fly

Najwa inventing something at Spark!Lab

National Museum of American History

Devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.


Wegmans Wonderplace

Day of the Dead Celebration

National Museum of the American Indian

Home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of Native art and historical and cultural objects; exhibitions are designed in collaboration with Native communities from across the hemisphere.


National Zoological Park

One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered; provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.


Najwa at Post Office Museum

National Postal Museum

Devoted to the history of America’s mail service and the hobby of stamp collecting.

Najwa at Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery

Branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum dedicated to exhibiting American contemporary craft and decorative arts from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The nation’s first collection of American art offers an unparalleled record of the American experience. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

Other Museums

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.

National Building Museum - Play. Work. Build.

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.

Family Days

Play Work Build

Santa Mail at the Newseum


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.