Tuesday – Explore the history of mail at the National Postal Museum —
it’s a great outing with kids of all ages. The museum isn’t very big, so it’s not overwhelming for little ones. Plus, there are numerous interactives and big installations that appeal to both children and adults. Bonus: It’s conveniently located next to Union Station, so you can also grab lunch and get there easily via Metro. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free.
Wednesday – Make your way up to Baltimore to visit the Maryland Science Center to explore a variety of neat hands-on exhibits, play in the Kids Room, and so much more. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is $24.95/adults, $18.95/ages 3+, free for 2 and under. (I suggest checking out their membership options — if your family of 4 goes just twice in a year, it’s worth it. Plus, there’s reciprocity with other museums around the country.)
Thursday – Kick off a new year of Boogie Babes as they bring kiddie entertainment to Eastern Market at 10:30am. Rainbow Rock Band will have little ones moving, laughing, and learning as they play fun tunes. Admission is $6/child, and siblings 6 months and under are free. Plan on lunch after the show — there are lots of options at the market or nearby for a tasty bite. (FYI: Boogie Babes shows now take place every Thursday at 10:30am at Eastern Market, and all shows benefit the Greater DC Diaper Bank.) . UPDATE: This show has been cancelled. Find other things to do indoors on this snowy day here.
Friday – Experience the Imaginary World of the Nutcracker before it closes after this weekend! It doesn’t even matter that the holiday season has eneded; the art installation at ARTECHOUSE is beautiful, enchanting, and interactive with a little bit of magic that kids and adults will love. Family-friendly hours are 10am – 5pm (21+ 5:30-10:30pm), and admission is timed entry. Tickets are $15/adult, $8/child.