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Zoos and Aquariums

By John Kelly and Craig Stoltz
From the book "Kid-O-Rama"
Copyright 1998


A day at the zoo is the prototypical childhood experience. Adults find plenty to enjoy here, too, but it's the child — first in arms, then in a backpack, then in a stroller and finally under his or her own lumbering power — who truly comes alive at the zoo. Washington has one of the best zoos in the country, and your family should be frequent visitors. But there also are other less obvious choices to consider, from Baltimore's especially kid-friendly zoo to privately run animal operations that let you do something you can't at the National Zoo: touch the merchandise. And don't forget how aquariums also can light up children's eyes and minds.

The District Maryland Virginia
National Zoo Baltimore Zoo Reston Animal Park
National Aquarium National Aquarium, Baltimore On The Wild Side Zoological Park
O. Orkin Insect Zoo Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo Old Mine Ranch
  Salisbury Zoological Park  

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