Tuesday – Take toddlers to story hour at East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill — the weekly book readings are perfect for ages 1-4. The session starts at 11am, and admission is free. After, stay to browse the inventory, then head next door to Labyrinth to check out their great selection of games and puzzles or grab a bite at one of many nearby eateries.
Wednesday – Spend the forecasted rainy day at Badlands Play Space, where there are mountains of indoor adventures for kids. From active fun to creative explorations to learning experiences to relaxation options, the enormous facility in Rockville has it all! Hours are 9am – 6pm (Tuesday – Sunday). Admission is $20/child and $12.50/toddler.
Thursday – Check out No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at the Renwick Gallery. The big, bold, imaginative works originally showcased at the annual festival in Black Rock City wow viewers of all ages. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free.
Friday – Enjoy a “summer” activity and hit a sprayground! There are a bunch open for the season within the DC Department of Parks and Rec that have areas where kids can splash around. (Open at 10am, free admission.) Find a list of even more interactive fountains and splash pads around the area in the 2018 KFDC Guide to the Best of Summer in DC.