Spring Time Fun in Washington, DC

Are you looking for some Spring Time Fun with the kids?  Here are some great ideas.

One great place to visit during the spring is the National Zoo.  This 163-acre zoological park can be found in the Rock CreekNational Park, and features more than 400 different species of animals. TheNational Zoo is a part of the Smithsonian Institutionand admission is FREE! (There is a fee for parking.)

When you visit the zoo come prepared to walk.  And, most of the exhibits are outside so be prepared for any kind of weather.

You should download a map of the zoo and plan ahead so that you don’t miss any of your kid’s favorite animals.Among some of the favorites are giant pandas, other bears, lions, giraffes,tigers, monkeys, or the sea lions.The best time to see most of the animals is in the morning and you will avoid the crowds then as well.


Another option in the ‘burbs is the Leesburg Animal Park.        

If you want to let the kids feed the animals, this might be the place for you.  This 21-acre petting zoo has llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats, monkeys, lemurs, parrots,giant tortoises, and more. Leesburg Animal Park offers wagon and pony rides,live animal shows picnic areas, and a playground as well.

Address19270 James Monroe Highway

Leesburg, Virginia (703) 433-0002

Admission$7.95 Children ages 2 to 12 and Seniors

Children under 2 are FREE

$9.95 Adults

HoursWednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday, except for holidays.


Do you feel like visiting some family-friendly museums?

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

NaturalHistory Museum

National Air and Space Museum

Steven F. Udvar-HazyCenter at Dulles International Airport

National Museum of American History

College Park Aviation Museum


Looking for some fun playgroundsfor the little ones?

Check out the area’s favorite parks and playgrounds.

We would love to hear your feedback.  Do you have some fun Spring Break activities you would like to share with other Washington parents?  Send an email to our Resource Editor at [email protected] or check us out on facebook!

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