Category Archives: Preteens

Step Up to the KazokuFit Family Obstacle Course Challenge

Obstacle courses are all the rage these days. Mud runs and other races that involve physical challenges along the way seem to take place all the time now. In fact, I did one of those mud runs with a group … Continue reading

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Encounter “Real Pirates” at the National Geographic Museum

I got my first look at the National Geographic Museum’s Real Pirates exhibit several weeks ago, at a sneak preview the day before it opened to the public. And while I’ve listed it among weekend and weekday picks, I waited … Continue reading

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The National Museum of Health and Medicine: Fascinating, but not for the Faint of Heart

Every once in a while, our adventures around the DC-Metro don’t go so well. An exhibit disappoints, a show can’t hold the preschooler attention span, a meltdown occurs. Recently, one was just a total fail — and I only have … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: February 25 – March 1

Monday – Have a wild time at the National Zoo. Visit your favorite animals, including the seals, sea lions, and other aquatic mammals in the relatively new American Trail Habitat. Crowds are always smaller during the winter, and when you … Continue reading

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“Real Pirates” Coming to the National Geographic Museum!

You all probably know by now how much I love the exhibits at the National Geographic Museum. They are always a perfect mix of entertaining and educational, with intriguing displays, fun interactives, engaging multimedia, and, of course, stunning photography that … Continue reading

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