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Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

Planning your visit to the museum The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History opened in 1910 to invoke discovery and education of the natural world. Its green dome and immense size (comparable to 18 football fields) are signatures, as well as the 140 million-plus natural science specimens...

@ray.payys - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall - Free Museum in Washington, DC
3 Days Following President Lincoln's Footsteps in Washington, DC

Morning Start your day at the Lincoln Memorial . Lincoln’s statue gazes out across Memorial Bridge to Arlington National Cemetery , which was home to Robert E. Lee’s former estate. Hop into a cab to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage . Lincoln spent his summers here in 1862, 1863 and 1864, a...

@brandonmkopp - Visitor at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
Visiting Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC

Smithsonian's National Zoo is right for you It’s not all elephants and donkeys in DC. At the National Zoo , visitors can find all sorts of animals that don’t subscribe to party lines. Lions, tigers, giraffes and the zoo’s beloved giant pandas are just some of the 1,500-plus animals that call the...

Smithsonian National Zoo Giant Panda - Washington, DC
17 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC

Sunny days, loads of free things to do and a cultural scene that doesn’t go on summer vacation make Washington, DC a cool place to be in hotter months. Check out the National Mall, where free festivals and museums lure, catch exciting baseball action at Nationals Park or make a splash at the...

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Photograph Fall Foliage in Washington, DC

Once the sizzle of summer fades and autumn settles in, DC transforms as hues of yellow, orange and red take over. Between the colorful canvas of leaves and the incredible weather, fall in DC is the ideal backdrop for that picture-perfect shot – no filter needed! Explore these iconic (and...

@ktkreitman - Photographing fall foliage on the National Mall - Fall in Washington, DC
Visiting the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing in Washington, DC

What and where is the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing? The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing , founded in 1862, produces Federal Reserve Notes (also known as paper money, or U.S. dollars) for the Federal Reserve, our country’s central bank (note that coins are made by the United States...

@moremeeces - United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving - Free attraction in Washington, DC
Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit ‘Fun House’ at the National Building Museum

Each year, the National Building Museum hosts a Summer Block Party installation, part of an ongoing series that aims to showcase innovative museum experiences and the incredible design capabilities of the museum’s Great Hall. For the 2018 edition, the Building Museum enlisted Snarkitecture , a New...

@amy_hashimoto - National Building Museum's Summer Block Party Fun House Installation - Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Washington, DC
The Best Things to Do at Washington Nationals Winterfest

Fans of all ages can catch favorite Nationals players, coaches, mascots (and even Santa Claus) at the 2018 Nationals Winterfest on Dec. 1-2 at Nationals Park. From meet-and-greets to baseball and holiday-themed activities and games, fans won’t want to miss holiday season highlight. In anticipation...

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC
The Best Indoor Activities & Things to Do in Washington, DC

The monuments, memorials and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside in Washington, DC. The nation’s capital is full of indoor activities ranging from kid-friendly museums to date night-worthy theater performances. So whether you’re fleeing snowy...

@michellefortephotography - Atrium at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall - Free Museum in Washington, DC