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Fun Sites for Kids

Kids in the House
The Office of the Clerk's official children's Web site. The Clerk is an officer in the United States House of Representatives. Explore the role the Office of the Clerk plays in the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before. Let's go!

NASA for Kids

Hey kids, we've got some cool NASA sites just for you.

Kids Castle

Kids' Castle features articles written about the things that interest kids today: sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space, all with great photos. There are message boards filled with questions to get kids from all over the world talking to each other and thinking creatively. And, of course, Kids' Castle has lots of fun and challenging games and contests.

Smokey Bear

Games and activities from the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.

USDA for Kids

United States Department of Agriculture Web site for Kids.

Crime prevention activities, tips and games from the National Crime Prevention Council.

Department of Health & Human Services for Kids

CIA Homepage For Kids
Play Spy Games & Crack A Secret Code.

Dinosauria On-Line
Learn Everything You Wanted To Know About Dinosaurs.

Download FREE educational software on space exploration 

Treasury Department
Learn the history behind the dollar.

U.S. State Department Find out how to have a career in foreign service.

The United Nations Kid's Page
Test your knowledge of flags from around the world.

Visit the National Zoo in Washington, DC 

The National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo
Visit the National Zoo and become a member of the Super Zoodle Kids' Club.

The White House Visit the White House and learn about kids and pets who have lived there.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Learn all about Ben Franklin while he takes you on a tour of the U.S. Government.

America's Story from the Library of Congress  
Learn all about America's past: people, sports, jump back in time.

AOC Home Page
Visit the Architect of the Capitol Web site

The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities.

Visit the Senate's Virtual Tour of the Capitol

Children's Partnership Recommended Sites for Kids

Great museums and places to visit, Homework Help, Places to Visit with Your Teens, Help students investigate colleges, Get help finding a job, Take a guided tour of the Internet, Talk with other parents, Take classes online, Review the Parents' Guide -

For Parents
In 1999, in response to a challenge from Congress, leading Internet companies, non-profit organizations and child safety experts created GetNetWise, an Internet resource to help parents and caregivers protect children online from unwanted content and contact.  GetNetWise is an innovative and easy-to-use resource that responds to the concerns of parents and caregivers, and is available to families as a public service. -