Monday – Evade the expected rain and let the kids burn some energy at an indoor gym or bounce house. This post about places to play indoors is a good starting point for finding a venue near you with open play time.
Tuesday – Enjoy story time at the National Building Museum. The Book of the Month Literacy Program is held the first Tuesday of every month in the Building Zone at 10:30am and 11:30am. Hear a reading of Three Little Pigs, then participate in a corresponding hands-on activity.
Wednesday – Visit the Children’s Garden at the American Horticultural Society’s George Washington River Farm. The garden is comprised of a dozen small, themed gardens where kids can play and learn about the flora around them. The River Farm is open from 9am -5pm Monday through Friday (Saturdays 9am – 1pm).
Thursday – See Alladin’s Luck at Imagination Stage. As this post goes live, tickets are still available for the 10:30am show (if they sell out, go ahead and reserve for a performance at a later date). Tickets are $10-22, but you may be able to get a discount through Goldstar.
Friday – Pick out pumpkins and have more seasonal fun at Burke Nursery & Garden Center. Their Fall Festival & Pumpkin Playground just opened this past weekend and runs through October 31. Tons of activities will keep kids entertained for hours. Admission is $9 on weekdays ($12 on weekends).