Nerd & Nerdling in the Nation's Capitol
June 29, 2012 12:33 PM Subscribe
Grown-up nerd and seven year-old nerdling are visiting Washington D.C. next week. ISO amusement, entertainment, novelty and awesomeness. Snowflakes aplenty inside.
posted by julthumbscrew to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (36 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Lil' Thumbscrew and I are visiting D.C. next week (from the 3rd - 7th) and we are TOTALLY STOKED. We're a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things to do, however. Of special concern is the fact that Lil' Thumbscrew is not a 100% typical kid (he's enthralled by science and other grown-up stuff, he's capable of being quiet/still/attentive for a decent length of time, etc). We already have lodging, a car and a working knowledge of the Metro.
What We're NOT Interested In: the typical "Nation's Capitol" stuff - the White House, Arlington Cemetery, bus tours, tour-tours, monuments, etc.
What We ARE Interested In: science, medicine (our favorite show is "Mystery Diagnosis"), hidden gems, secret places, hands-on activities, cool playgrounds, DIY projects, physics, vehicles, experiments, blowing stuff up, thrill rides, not being forced to socialize with large groups (the introverted acorn does not fall far from the introverted tree).
Special Caveat: I love, love, love food. Lil' Thumbscrew despises eating with a fiery passion. Therefore, if there are any awesome eateries which have a kid-friendly atmosphere (but not necessarily kid-friendly cuisine), we'd be very interested. The "Road Food"-ier, the better.