National Building Museum (note: the Museum is closed through March 2020)
The Museum inspires curiosity about the world we design and build.
FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo)
FONZ helps the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species through educational and fun experiences, the power of our members, and funding for critical work. Membership levels vary, but most come with free parking as well as carousel ride vouchers and discounts on food, camps and classes.
KID Museum is an innovative learning space unlike any other in the Washington, DC region. The museum provides impactful hands-on learning that incorporates STEM, art and culture with 21st century skills like creativity and critical thinking. All members receive free museum admission, discounts on workshops, camps, birthday party packages and museum store purchases as well as early access registration to campsInvitations to member-only parties and events.
Based on leading early childhood development science and Montessori educational models, SkillZone not only entertains the little ones but helps them develop critical skills as they play and make new friends. Memberships vary from unlimited access to just a few visits per month. All memberships include the entire (immediate) family and require only a 2-month minimum with no contracts.
A large part of the ATMTC audience returns to see multiple shows. A Flex Pass is good for 10 tickets each to see any Adventure Theatre MTC Professional Production in the season! Benefits include savings of $50 on tickets and fees, ability to schedule your tickets before the general public and free exchanges for the entire season.
Becoming a subscriber or a flex pack member and enjoy many benefits for both. Ticket savings, discounts on camps, priority seating and early access to highly anticipated shows.
Indoor play space with a variety of themed rooms, allowing for a creative, unique experience, with a membership your family gets the best value. Visit multiple times and save!
Politics & Prose
Support one of our local and amazing bookstores! Member Rewards every time you shop—for every 20 items of merchandise purchased, get 10% back in store credit, 20% off storewide during several member sales (not counted toward Member Rewards), early notice of upcoming ticketed events, 11 monthly events calendars and a holiday newsletter mailed to you each year, discounts on packages for ticketed events (ticket and book) and discounts on classes.
Various membership options available. A family membership comes with free daily admission for one year, VIP express entry through Member Entrance, no reservations required, discounted guest tickets, discounted parking, tours and special experiences, free member-only events, 10 percent discount on all gift shop, café and photo purchases, free subscription to Watermarks, their member magazine and is tax-deductible within guidelines of U.S. law.
Maryland Science Center
The museum includes interactive exhibits, a planetarium, live shows, and many science encounters. Membership includes many benefits such as discounts, free admission to the Science Center and more!
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
A membership to Port Discovery Children’s Museum provides you with unlimited admission to a fun, engaging experience the whole family will enjoy and that will make for a day well spent each and every time you visit! Good news: your membership helps support our mission to help children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives.
The Lane Social Club (Opening late winter in Ivy City)
Two types of membership – family memberships and parental leave memberships. Parental leave memberships are best for those families with babies under 1 year old who are looking for a space to bond with their babies and meet other new parents. For those families with bigger kids looking to come enjoy the space together and build community, a family membership is for them. About The Lane: The two-level concept will feature one-of-a-kind play structures for children, comfortable seating areas for parents and caregivers, exciting programming for the whole family, a café and bar serving food and drinks from local makers, and private spaces for celebrations, classes, and other special events.
Don’t want to commit to a family membership quite yet? Try Pearachute, which allows you to drop in to classes, events, vouchers and more to try out new places. Plan out your child’s week on the app, and sign them up for a new activity each day, or more than one a day! It’s flexible and easy to experience classes without a 6-8 week commitment like most classes.
Bistro Petite cooking classes
Sign your Bambino and self (or nanny/grandparent) up for an outdoor session with Tinkergarten.
Painting classes with your Bambino
SUP Paddleboard on the Potomac
Climb to new heights together (and even purchase a membership if you love it)
Join a running club
Volunteer as a family
Hit some balls together at Top Golf and reserve a bay
Grab tickets to see a show together
iFLY indoor skydiving for ages 3 and up
Learn to fish
Ice skate around Washington, DC
Head to a holiday show, ballet or concert
Take your Bambinos and experience holiday tea together
Winter classes make for a great gift
Subscription Boxes for Bambinos