I was wondering. I live within 10-15 miles of Washington, DC. There are several Smithsonian museums and Zoo in the city, all of which are on or near Metro train stop. They are all free. I have always lived in the DC area, so I just thought of it as all over they were free, I guess I have been spoiled.
Are your museums/zoo free or what do they charge? Can you get to them without a car? Do they charge for parking?