Monday – See some modern art at the Hirshhorn Museum. It might not be the first gallery that comes to mind for an outing with kids, but there are plenty of interesting, colorful, and quirky works that all ages can appreciate on some level. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.
Tuesday – Go for a swim! It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside when there are plenty of indoor pools in the area that are open to the public. Wilson Aquatic Center in NW is popular, and Deanwood in NE even has a slide. In Maryland, Rollingcrest in PG County has a special preschool area, and there are several indoor aquatic facilities in Montgomery County. In Northern Virginia, Arlington County has a few indoor public pools, and there’s one in Alexandria, too. Be sure to check schedules for open swim times at all of them.
Wednesday – See the sing-along version of Frozen. In these special screenings of the hit movie, the audience can belt out the tunes along with Anna, Elsa, and friends. Movie time and ticket prices vary by theater.
Thursday – Be one of the first audiences to see Rumplestiltskin at Imagination Stage. The play will run at the Bethesda theatre February 5 – March 16. Tickets start at $10.
Friday – Get a nature fix at Great Falls Park. If weather and temps permit, go for hike and enjoy spectacular views of the Potomac cascades. If outside conditions aren’t so welcoming, check out the many interesting exhibits in the Visitors Center. Take your pick between the Maryland and Virginia sides — both live up to the park’s name and truly are Great, indoors and out.