Every family vacation is an opportunity for parents to show off how much they really know about the world to their kids. We all remember dozing off in the back of the station wagon to our own parents’ teaching moments. This year, we’re introducing the Destination Smithsonian program, where families have the opportunity to experience the Smithsonian in a unique way. On our Destination Smithsonian: Multi-Media Photojournaling package, kids ages 9-12 will be able to participate in photography workshops using their own digital cameras in the mornings and then share their knowledge with their parents on family excursions, like to the National Zoo, in the afternoon.
Which makes a parent wonder, “What kernels of knowledge will I have to share with my kid?”
To make sure you are prepared to impress, here are some crazy facts you can whip out while exploring the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.
1. Bats can eat up to 3000 insects in one night! They are also the only mammal that can truly fly.
2. A large python can grow up to 20 feet long and can eat a goat whole. Plus, the females are usually bigger than the males.
3. There are some species of frogs that can glide up to 50 feet through the air. Other frogs, like the Poison Dart Frog, have toxins in their skins that can kill it’s predators, including small mammals and even humans.
5. Some hummingbirds are so tiny, they weigh less than a penny.
If you have a child that loves photography, check out Destination Smithsonian: Multi-Media Photojournaling in Washington, D.C.
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