Looking for the nearest park or kid-friendliest public potty? Breathe easy moms and dads; we’ve rounded up the best apps for D.C. parents, which answer these and other parenting-in-the-District questions on the spot. No matter if you’re trying to find parking, need groceries in an hour or you’re trying to figure out which museum has a fun exhibit for your 6.5 year old, there’s an app that can help you plan your day in the DMV and keep your sanity.

National Zoo App

Live animal cams, games, maps, demo times and more are at the heart of the National Zoo’s app. Little ones can get their panda fix no matter where you are, and kids of all ages can learn about different animals, how they live, what they eat and more. There’s even a live feed of when the metro and buses are running to get to the Zoo. Never miss the Orangutan Crossing or Tiger feedings by adding the times to your calendar. It also shows you the nearest restroom, food stop and animal exhibits for when you are roaming the Zoo.

Cost: $1.99
Device: Android and iPhone
Online: nationalzoo.si.edu

  • National Zoo App
  • Mom Maps
  • National Gallery’s Your Art App
  • Instacart
  • Washio
  • Sit or Squat
  • Artkive
  • Shelf Scouter
  • Park Mobile
  • Today’s Document
  • D.C. Monuments
  • ThreadUp
  • UrbanSitter
  • Galley Foods

Know of any other apps that you just can’t live without? Let us know in the comments below!

—Miller Jackson and Hilary Riedemann