Washington DC Museums Enthrall and Enlighten Visitors
Washington DC is the ultimate vacation destination for those wishing to learn about the nation’s heritage and its political history. However, DC has more to offer than Presidential monuments and views of the White House and the US Capitol Building. Washington DC is also home to a phenomenal number of interesting museums, not only the well known Smithsonian Institution, but also many other intriguing centers of learning, some of which remain undiscovered by many travelers to the area. Let us at Vacations Made Easy suggest three museums you might enjoy on your next visit to Washington DC.
Marian Koshland Science Museum
The Marian Koshland Science Museum offers cutting edge exhibits on contemporary issues of scientific concern such as global warming and the spread of contagious diseases. Check out the Global Warming Facts & Our Future exhibit which looks at the implications of global warming on our planet’s future. Then explore the Infectious Disease, Evolving Challenges to Human Health exhibit to examine the emergence of new disease threats and how our response affects the rate the diseases spread.
Spy City Tour
Enter the world of clandestine operations and global intrigue with a 2 ½ hour tour that includes admission to the International Spy Museum, where you can learn about past espionage efforts. As you visit the city’s espionage sites, you can participate in a fun secretive interactive mission of your own.
For a truly interesting wax museum that includes political and historical figures, as well as celebrities and athletes, do not miss Madame Tussauds where you can walk in the company of wax versions of Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Jennifer Lopez and so many other recognizable celebrities and prominent historical figures. There is also a “Behind the Scenes” exhibit where you can learn how the wax figures were made.