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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Where the Wild Things Are

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Learn about the wild animals of the past and present at the National Museum of Natural History with kid-friendly exhibits like “Dinosaurs in Our Backyard” and “Butterflies + Plants.” Then, check out the Q?rius space at the museum. Pronounced curious, this is a first-of-its-kind interactive learning area that brings the assets of the museum to life. Visitors are invited to interact with and contribute to the learning lab.

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Escape to Neverland at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts when you catch the musical play Peter and the Starcatcher*. This adventurous prequel to Peter Pan answers the age old question: How did Peter Pan become the boy who never grew up?

STAY
Let yourself run wild at the Hotel Palomar, just a short block from Dupont Circle. Little ones will get cozy in pint-size animal print robes, a Kimpton Hotel signature.

EAT
Adjacent to the hotel, feed your family’s roaring appetite with brunch at the highly-acclaimed restaurant, Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar, which also features special kid’s menus.

*Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is most suitable for children ages 10 and up.