DC is filled with plenty of opportunities to explore nature or play games outside:
Discovery Creek Children's Museum of Washington
With a focus on environmental education, Discovery Creek uses engaging educational approaches to bring science to life for Washington’s children. Immersion exhibitions, live animal demonstrations, and interactive teaching create a vibrant learning context.
Discovery Creek is located in the only one-room Schoolhouse in Washington, with additional programs at Glen Echo in Maryland.
Historic Schoolhouse: 4954 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium
The Nature Center is the major information center and focal point for activities related to the park's natural and cultural history. Exhibits are hands-on, focus on the park's wildlife and forest, and include daily educational activities.
5200 Glover Road, NW
Open 9:00 am - 5.00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday
Fort Dupont Park
Fort Dupont offers nature walks, Civil War programs, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports, youth programs, and spaces for picnics.
Randle Circle, SE
Activity Center open 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
(Tuesday through Saturday during the summer)
Mini-golf in Hain's Point
Finish off the day with a round of mini-golf on a course founded in the 1920s in the picturesque East Potomac Park.
Hains Point - 972 Ohio Drive, SW
Open 10 to 8 daily.
$4 ($4.50 Friday - Sunday)