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National Children's Museum

112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Washington DC, DC 20745
+1 202-675-4120
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Good, but needs major improvements to get me back

I have not been to this place in over a year now. The main reason is the lack of things to do for... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Tammy S

Disappointed to say to the least. We added this our "things to do" while visiting family in DC... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2015
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A museum designed for kids with loads of interactive educational exhibits.
  • Excellent2%
  • Very good5%
  • Average16%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible58%
10 May 2016
“Good, but needs major improvements to get me back”
2 Jan 2015
112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Washington DC, DC 20745
National Mall
+1 202-675-4120
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I have not been to this place in over a year now. The main reason is the lack of things to do for the kids to explain things. It's a small venue so if you don't like crowds it's not for you. Pricing was a...More

2  Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Disappointed to say to the least. We added this our "things to do" while visiting family in DC. We have a 1 year old, 2 year old and 8 year old. Our Children's museum at home (Portsmouth, VA) has always been a source of fun...More

15  Thank jonandkate83
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I've visited 4 times over 2 years, with toddlers. While there are appealing elements, like the live 15 minute shows/plays, overall, it's too small to hold any interest beyond about an hour's visit, which is costly considering the $10/person admission fee. Staff IS terrible. One...More

11  Thank Griffinchauc
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I visited here with twin toddlers and there were definitely things they enjoyed, such as the bus and fire truck/fire fighter dress up areas. Unfortunately, there just isn't much here to justify paying to visit. I think if there are more activities added (and with...More

10  Thank JustStace
Reviewed 25 August 2014

this is just so so so boring and small my daughter of 5 years hate it 3 times the best part is the corner of 3 and less So if you have a baby will work for other kids thereis not much to do a...More

9  Thank g o
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We have avoided going due to the reviews. And, frankly, could have survived never going. We attended Elmos birthday party. It was chaotic, unorganized, messy, and advertised to be more than it was. Children's museums in 4 different states are far better. This is a...More

7  Thank mrsjenjump
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Let me begin by saying that I have three children, ages 14, 11 and 2. I've been around the US and been in several children's museums, this is NOT a museum. I took my youngest daughter there thinking it would be fun for a few...More

9  Thank 416jkbr109
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I agree with others this shouldn't be called a "museum." It is more of a play place for young children. We went with 16 month old little ones and they loved it. Here is what you need to know: * The place is very small...More

4  Thank Matewan24
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I would like to say that at $10 per head including children and adults this is is not worth the price, but even if it were free it would be not worth the time. The area is small, the "exhibits" are more like play toys,...More

11  Thank ThoRei1899
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

It's an embarrassment that they call this a national museum. My 4 and 6 year old were bored out of their minds. Teenagers could have put this together. I would expect to see something like this in a small town, not a large metropolitan area.

6  Thank titus1218
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