Category Archives: family field trips

Just Streetcars: The National Capital Trolley Museum

“I love things that drive and move and moons,” Sprout announced to me the other day. When you’ve watched trains and ridden the Metro so many times you’ve lost count, what’s the mom of a transit-loving kid to do? Bring … Continue reading

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A Preschoolers’ Guide to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – a national treasure full of priceless specimens and engaging exhibits. But the perspective looks a whole lot different through the eyes of a preschooler, for better or worse. Living near Washington D.C., we … Continue reading

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9 Things I Learned While Visiting the New York State Museum with a Three-Year-Old

What has luminescent rocks, woolly mammoths and a Native American longhouse? Unless you’re from upstate New York, you probably didn’t answer “The New York State Museum.” But if you did, congrats! This long-standing institution was one of my favorite places … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Set of Trains: Season’s Greenings at the U.S. Botanic Gardens

“There’s James – he’s coming around the corner!” my son exclaimed, pointing to a tiny tunnel constructed of pebbles and twigs. At the U.S Botanical Gardens’ Seasons Greenings, the trains held obvious interest for the kids, but there was no … Continue reading

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On the Bus and Down the Rabbit Hole: Philadelphia’s Please Touch Children’s Museum

The heavy lion statues in front of the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia belie the raucous energy of the smallest visitors inside. Visiting Philly for our friends’ wedding, we made a full trip of it and visited both the Liberty … Continue reading

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Outdoors Family Challenge Day 7: Apple Picking at Homestead Farm

As a native upstate New Yorker, apple picking runs in my blood. In my fourth grade class, not just one, but two of my classmates’  families owned apple orchards. While the picking – and especially the cider – isn’t as … Continue reading

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Outdoors Family Challenge: Day 7 – Eat local!

Welcome to Day 7 of the Outdoors Family Challenge! This is a seven day challenge to help get you and your kids outside, living more sustainably, and connecting more with nature and each other. You can read about our experience yesterday or … Continue reading

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