Monday – Head to the National Gallery of Art for creative activities! From 12-4pm, all ages and abilities are welcome to the Education Studio on the concourse level to experiment with different art materials and techniques in an informal, relaxed environment. Of course, plan to tour the museum while you’re there and view the many, many wonderful works! Museum hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free. See more about National Gallery of Art in this post about the East Building’s reopening.
Tuesday – Jump with joy at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA. This bouncy nirvana hosts Kid’s Flight sessions, when the whole park is open only to children under the age of 6, from 10am – 2pm Monday through Saturday. Special pricing starts at $11/hour, and an accompanying adult jumps free! I recommend buying tickets and submitting waivers online in advance to save time when you get there.
Wednesday – Enjoy Theatre for the Very Young at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, where The Hollow Stump is running from November 14-18. Showtimes are 10am and 11:30am (but note that hey vary on other days), and tickets are $12. Plan to have lunch at one of the many nearby eateries after the performance. (Maketto is one of my faves!)
Thursday – Take little ones to Nook, a play and learning space for young, modern families, that offers art, building, climbing, imaginary, and sensory play for children 0-5 years old. Open Play is from 11:15am – 5pm (9am – 5pm Mon-Wed & 10am – 3pm Fri-Sun). Admission is $20.
Friday – Zip up to Baltimore for a Fantastic Friday at Port Discovery! Enjoy special drop-in programs that teach through play: Explore movement and music together as you sing and dance along during our lively Tiny Tots Music Time. Introduce children to early literacy skills during Mother Goose on the Loose, take part in their signature Circle Time, and create simple art projects as a family. Most activities take place in the morning, but the museum hours are 10am – 4pm. Admission is $15.95 for ages 2+.