Things to Do in Washington DC with Kids

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Washington DC

Things to Do in Washington DC with Kids

Traveler rating
Neighborhoods
Good for
169 places sorted by traveler favorites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
Showing results 1-30 of 169

What travelers are saying

  • Atravellingrunner
    Orlando, FL101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    National treasure. Impressive memorial of a great American. Well-maintained and views from every direction give a different optical illusion.
    Written May 24, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jay
    Phoenix, AZ155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited the National Air and Space Museum with a friend and enjoyed my visit. The exhibits are cool and they have a handful of interactive ones with good information. I'm not personally that interested in aeronautics but I think it was still a good museum overall.
    Written May 8, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Diana L
    Omaha, NE135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very fun museum if you like all things Science. It's a little chaotic so bring patience. There is lots and lots to see. I would dedicate a few hours for this museum. It also had a great cafe, good sandwiches if you need a lunch break.
    Written May 20, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I first heard what design had been selected for this memorial, I thought it grossly inartistic and unworthy of what was to be memorialized. When I saw it in person , I realized how wrong I was. This is utterly compelling and a must stop for DC visitors.
    Written March 1, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Both my father and my husband’s father served in the US Air Force during the Korean war, so the Korean War Memorial was a of particular interest to us. It’s a poignant portrayal of the war and the soldiers who fought. There is a reflecting wall, which features etchings of the many types of support people that contributed in other ways than being combat soldiers. Not really good for pictures after sunset, I was glad we had a chance to come back in daylight the next day for some better pictures. There were symbolisms of the 38th parallel, marking the division between North and South Korea, portrayed by 19 soldiers and 19 stone lines on the ground, making 38 of each, when reflected in the adjacent wall. There is a circular monument around a pool with the names of al the casualties of the war. This was a solemn visit for me.
    Written May 4, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Eileen S
    Portland, OR30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone should visit Washington DC. Museums, monuments explain the Nation's history. No one knows it all but this is an excellent place to dust off your high school/college US history classes.
    Written April 29, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Magdalena S
    Nottinghamshire, UK94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this place and the tour. For a free tour (booked direct on their website). The building itself is magnificent, out tour guide was fantastic, we learned so much. Everything is very organised and people around you are very helpful.
    Just one comment to keep in mind when visiting, you can not bring any drinks or food inside, so make sure you don't have any in your bag as it will be taken away.
    Written May 8, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • BateyBoy
    Cardiff79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was well-organised and the staff were friendly and efficient. I particularly liked the fact that they emphasise you can stay at the top for as long as you like.
    The views of Washington are breathtaking, and unique unless you're in an aircraft. There are information boards that are interesting, and even the elevator rides are interesting.
    All in all a fantastic experience and a highlight of our Washington visit.
    TIP: Tickets sell out almost immediately (i.e. within seconds of the 10am release time). Create a recreation.gov account well in advance and have a couple of practice runs to make sue you don't waste time on the day. Tickets are released at 10am (Washington time), 30 days before the booking date.
    Written May 21, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ddb2422
    Arlington, VA673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is another location that I had not taken advantage of going to while living here in DC. On the day we visited I was able to meet two WWII veterans who were visiting the location as part of an honor flight. It was awesome to hear their stories and discuss their amazing lives.

    I would highly recommend visiting this location.
    Written May 19, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Diana L
    Omaha, NE135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down my favorite museum I went to on my trip. Shout it out loud that this is a museum you need a full day for. Or at least don't make any hard fast plans the day you do this museum. I went for 5 hours and I didn't even make it to all the levels. That being said it is so well put together, so informative I will suggest this museum over and over to anyone who will listen. You do need timed tickets though so make sure you reserve those (it's free just need to make a reservation). The layout is easy to follow. Lots of places to sit down if needed. GREAT cafe if you're hungry. The gift shop is ok, lots of book options.
    Written May 20, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Diana L
    Omaha, NE135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great tour. You start in the basement level and there are lots of reading materials and objects to look at that explain what happened up to the assassination of President Lincoln. Then you go into the theater itself (it's still a working theater). I would sit in the upper level on the opposite side of Presidential booth so you can have a good view of it for photos. A national park guide will then come on stage and tell you the whole story of what happened that day as well. He was a great storyteller too.
    Written May 20, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Diana L
    Omaha, NE135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was part of my Washington Sights at Night tour, I found this memorial fascinating. I wanted to go back during the daytime but ran out of time during my trip. Lots of great quotes and pretty fountains and landscaping.
    Written May 20, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Jefferson memorial features a 19 ft statue of Thomas Jefferson, centered in a large open-air rotunda situated on the edge of the Tidal Basin. There are quotes on the walls from the Declaration of Independence and other writings. It is in a beautiful setting, with great views of the tidal basin and various other locations in DC. I especially liked the views of the Washington Monument, across the Tidal Basin. This was one of my favorite memorials in DC.
    Written May 14, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Eylem Y
    Mansfield, CT1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The MLK memorial and the Tidal Basin must have seen. You can see from here Jefferson Memorial which is in the same axis with Martin Luther King memorial and Lincoln Memorial.
    Written May 21, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • gefilte63
    Beachwood, OH710 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is really something here for almost everyone.
    There are sections that deal with military history, popular culture, presidents, diversity, etc.
    Lots of famous things to see like Dorothy's ruby slippers, the inaugural dresses of the first ladies, and even a stuffed pigeon that saved the "Lost Battalion" in WWI.
    Lots of staff around, although they do not always know the answers to questions about the museum.
    We spent a few hours and could only see a portion of the collection.
    Written May 22, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Washington DC HotelsWashington DC Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Washington DC
All things to do in Washington DC
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars