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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs

Siebel Dinosaur Complex at the Museum of the Rockies??????????????????
You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please. more
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Washington DC to Host 3rd Kids Food Festival

Families with children are invited to learn about better food choices at the Kids Food Festival in Washington D.C. Held November 2-3 at Union Market, the festival will feature a Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, chef-led cooking classes, free food sampling, and more. more
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Twelve sites To See in Washington, D.C., During the Shutdown

Kids learning about George Washington at Mount Vernon
Of course it’s disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It’s even more disappointing to all those who rely on the tourism industry in Washington, D.C. more
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Government may have shut down but D.C. still worth a visit

Despite the government shutdown, there still a lot to see, and much of its free, in Washington D.C. Eileen on Foxnews.com. more
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More free attractions for family travelers in Washington DC than any other place

Westport ABC boys at the Capitol
Certainly you could spend all of your time in Washington, DC without paying to enter a museum—there are plenty of free ones to choose from. In fact, Washington DC likely has more free attractions than any city in the country. more
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Families learn all about genome at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, the world’s largest museum and research complex, has partnered with the National Human Genome Research Institute to open “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.” The multimedia exhibit uses 3-D models, custom animation and engaging videos of real-life stories to teach the entire family more
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Eileen is quoted in Parents Magazine article

Eileen is quoted in a Parents Magazine article on family-friendly doings in Orlando, Washington DC and Chicago. more
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Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington

Aerial View of Fort McHenry
lLarning about the flag starts in Baltimore with a visit to Fort McHenry (walk among the canons and peer into barracks that look as they might have during the Battle of Baltimore). Then on to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to see the actual flag in all its glory. more
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Taking the Kids Exclusive: Tips from the First Lady for families on staying active on vacation

First Lady Michelle Obama runs at an activity station during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London
First Lady Michelle Obama suggests letting the kids lead is one way to get everyone more active on vacation this summer. The first lady told Taking the Kids exclusively, “The key to getting kids moving is to find something they enjoy, and join in!” For the First Family, that includes biking. more
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Eileen is a guest on Rudy Maxa’s World April 27

Eileen is a guest on Rudy Maxa's World, discussing new new Kids' Guide to Washington D.C more
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