National Postal Museum. Sounds dull, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! Below are some of the fun activities for kids and interesting exhibits for adults. What's more, you can park next door (not free) at Union Station and walk to the museum, which is one of the lesser known parts of the Smithsonian Institution. For Kids Watch how stamps were made 100 years ago on the Spider … [Read more...] about Free Fun at the National Postal Museum
While the Presidential monuments, war memorials, Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, and Arlington Cemetery should be on anyone's wish list of must see things to see and do in Washington, there are many other worthy adventures to be had in the city. Here are 10 other recommendations, in no particular order: l. Visit the Holocaust Museum. Granted it can be … [Read more...] about More Free Things to See and Do in D.C.
Be sure to check out the National Theater's Saturday Morning Series in the Helen Hayes Gallery. This week's show is the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is geared to 4-10 year olds and is offered twice on Saturday - at 9:30 and 11:30. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Some additional ones, if any are available, will be given out the morning of the production. Check here for more … [Read more...] about Free Tickets to see the Bright Star Theater Production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the National Theater
The 101st birthday of the National Park Service is August 25, 2017, which means it's a free entrance day at parks that normally charge a fee. You'll have two more chances after that: September 30: National Public Lands Day, and November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend. According to the National Park Service, national parks are "America’s Best Idea," and we have to agree--especially on … [Read more...] about Free Day at National Parks in August
The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project. The five-part series of 40-minute talks will present discussions … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Launches Free WWI Webinar Series
Summers in the Washington, D.C. area can be brutally hot and humid. There is no better outdoor fun than to enjoy the day swimming or splashing around in the cool waters of the many splash fountains scattered around the city. Here is a list of the main locations for you to visit this summer. We'll add more as we discover them. Palisades Spray Park - 5200 Sherier Place … [Read more...] about Splash Fountains/Pools in or Near Washington, D.C.
Wow, the biggest decision when planning an inexpensive trip to Washington is where to begin because there are so many options that the kids--and adults--will enjoy. Here are some suggestions on how to get started: 1--If you don’t mind spending some money up front you can get a discount card for each family member for a Washington DC Explorer Pass. This entitles you to up to 40% discount on 14 … [Read more...] about 17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids in Washington, DC This Summer
U Don't Kno Jack is a comedy show featuring different types of standup. Each week of the month has a twist: l -- Normal stand up 2 -- Scenes from a TV 3 -- Live music on stage 4 -- Skip this joke 5 -- Wild 6 -- UHO Admission is free. 8 PM Wednesdays Town Tavern DC 2323 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009 … [Read more...] about Free Comedy Wednesdays at U Don’t Kno Jack