DC/NoVA Adventures: Madame Tssauds, DC

Last week we have the fun opportunity to visit Madame Tssauds’ Wax Museum, right here in our own backyard.  Having been to the one in Las Vegas I had some expectation of what to expect but I was curious about how the kids would react.  I decided to go in with no expectations, however if I was completely honest with you I was a little worried that the figures might freak out the littlest little.

It ended up being a super fun experience, some hands on portions for the kids, buttons to push, things to touch and dress up.  You get to make a wax impression of your hand that you pick up at the end of your tour (it cost extra but is affordable to do as a special treat). Surprisingly none of the kids were leery of the figures.  I was actually more creeped out by them.  I mean, its creepy right?  Their eyes follow you around when you move.  You get so close to them.  So weird.  I know…I’m crazy right?

One of my favorite portions of Madame Tussauds’ was the Hall of Presidents.  To stand amongst such great history is pretty neat.  Living here I often find myself picturing that walking on these streets are the footsteps of such importantly political figures.  Brian thought it was absolutely the coolest to see all these Presidents up close and personal.  Of course the pop stars section is pretty hilarious.  People were mimicking and posing in hilarious ways with some of the stars like Rhianna and Justin Bieber.  I mean, how could you not?

Visiting the wax museum is super easy.  You can purchase tickets online (which are cheaper btw) and it is located maybe a block or so from the metro station.  You are looking at paying just under $20 for adults and under $15 for children 4-12.  I absolutely love that their “free” price is for such a large age range.  Many places are under 2 only, so I found that really wonderful and would help me in deciding whether or not to pay the admission price.  Another wonderful thing is that they offer mid-week savings; so Tuesday – Thursday you can get reduced ticket prices.  When you attend make sure to download the interactive Iphone App for free, which will make your visit a little more fun.  If you are involved in the Scouts program (Boy or Girl) they also have some great programs for merit badges, so check that out.

**this review was made possible by my involvement with USFamilyGude.com Bloggers program.  I was compensated with free tickets to attend in exchange for my honest opinion and review on USFamilyGuide.com.  I was not compensated in any other way or in exchange for a positive review.  As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own….take ’em or leave ’em.

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