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What’s Open Today – Quick Update!

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Is cabin fever setting in? Are ready to do something that doesn’t involve snow? Here’s a quick update on some places open today, Tuesday, January 26, where you can get out for some indoor fun with the kiddos.

Smithsonian Museums: A few of the museums are opening back up today: The Air & Space and Natural History Museum (10am – 5:30pm) and the National Portait Gallery and American Art Museum (11:30am – 7pm) are welcoming visitors again.

Movie Theaters: Many area theaters are open, but be sure to confirm hours before you go.

DC Public Library: Opening late today. Hours at most locations will be 12-7pm. Rosedale, Deanwood, and Northwest One will be open 1-7pm.

Arlington Public Library: Open at 12pm, though all programs for children are canceled through Wednesday.

(Alexandria, Fairfax, PG, and Montgomery County Libraries still closed)

DC Aquatic Centers: Indoor public pools in the District are opening back up today, though some are delayed, so be sure to check hours before you go.

MagicGround: The new play space in Columbia Heights has resumed its regular hours.

SportRock Climbing Centers: The Alexandria location is open, and the Sterling site will make a decision later today.

Kettler Capitals IcePlex: Open with several Freestyle sessions, but be sure to check the schedule before you go.

Port Discovery: If you feel like making the drive to Baltimore, the children’s museum and play place will open at 12pm.

SkyZone: The trampoline park in Columbia, MD, is open 11am – 8pm.

As mentioned in Where to Play on the Weekdays, the Washington Auto Show is back on as of today through January 31, and Flight Trampoline Park is open.

*Also of note: DC Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to students and families at 10 schools across Washington, DC, from 10am – 12pm.

Do you know of any other places open today to bring the kids? Let us know in the comments!


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The Weekend: January 22-24

Bring it, Jonas.

Bring it, Jonas.



There’s this matter of a blizzard they’re calling Jonas hitting DC, so just about everything that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled or postponed. (DCist has some details.)

So, instead of the usual recommendations for adventures around the area, I’ve come up with a different fun idea for this weekend: The Blizzard of 2016 Photo Contest!

Snap some pics of your blizzard experience and share your best shot — be as creative and out-of-the-box as you want — on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page. (Send it to me with a caption at [email protected] and I’ll upload it to the Snowzilla 2016 album.) When the snow clears, I’ll pick my 10 favorite photos, which I’ll showcase here on the blog. Even better, everyone who shoots one of the winning pics will receive a prize!

You guys can weigh in, too! Browse the submissions and “like” your favorite photo. The image with the most likes will be among the top picks.

Have fun, stay safe, and Happy Snowy Weekend!


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