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Washington DC Field Trips with Kids

Fun educational places to visit on field trips while homeschooling in Washington DC. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.

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Bike the Sites
Recommended by a homeschool family who visited DC this way. This tour business knows all the backway, out-of-traffic ways to see the best of the Capital.

Factory Tours in Washington DC
So far reviews of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, United States Capital Building, and the US Pentagon. Add your own.

Library of Congress for Kids and Families
We have a revised policy and are taking (free) reservations of groups of ten or more. Find out about our current and upcoming events of interest to children here.
Directions to separate buildings in this complex.
(202) 707-9779

Living Classrooms DC Shipboard Program
A unique chance for homeschool families to sail on the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers while learning about water quality and fish. On board, students transform into scientists as we observe plankton, dissect oysters and study the fish we pull up. The half day trip is 2.5 hours and is $15/person, and the full day trip is 5 hours and $30/person.
(202) 488-0627

Marian Koshland Science Museum
The Museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs, provide information that stimulates discussion and provides insight into how science supports decision-making.
525 E. Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 334-1201

National Air and Space Museum
Features 23 main exhibition galleries, each displaying major artifacts from the Museum’s collection.
600 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-2214

National Museum of African American History & Culture
Opened this weekend, September 23-25. Tickets are free, but must be scheduled, and those remaining are far off in the future. Tour the collection online.

National Zoological Park
Admission is free. As the nation’s zoo, we provide leadership in conservation science. We educate and inspire diverse communities so they become part of our commitment to celebrate, study, and protect animals and their habitats.
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 633-4888

Discover unique learning opportunities at the Newseum, an interactive museum of history in Washington, D.C. Homeschools receive the school group discount when they visit. The Newseum is conveniently located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on historic Pennsylvania Ave. We’re just one block from the National Mall and, since we open an hour earlier than the Smithsonian Museums, the Newseum is a great place to begin your day in Washington, D.C.
Group Reservation Phone Number: (202) 292-6690

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Activities and resources for families in the Washington, DC metro area.

Provisions Library: Resource Center for Arts and Activism
We are currently in the midst to developing outreach activities for youth and educators in the D.C. We would also be an excellent resource for homeschooling parents and children.
1611 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 299-0460

Smithsonian Museums 
The Smithsonian encompasses the National Zoo and 16 museums and galleries in Washington and New York.
(202) 357-2700
(Spanish, (202) 633-9126
TTY (202) 357-1729

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