Monday – Start the week with some magic and laughs as The Great Zucchini performs his weekly show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. The fun begins at 10:30am, and tickets can be purchased at the door ($5/person). Read more about his popular act and see the line-up of weekday children’s entertainment at the venue here.
Tuesday – Bounce on over to the Prince George’s Sport and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., for open play in the Gymnastics Center. Kids can spring on trampolines, climb rope ladders, walk balance beams, roll around on soft mats, and jump, swing, and slide into a big foam pit. The hour-long session begins at 11:30am. Admission is $6/child.
Wednesday – Visit the furry and feathery residents of Watkins Regional Park at Old Maryland Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md. Horses, llamas, rabbits, geese, peacocks, and cows are some of the animals you can see. In the case of foul weather, head to the Watkins Nature Center instead to see a variety of creatures and critters. Admission to both is free.
Thursday – Discover American Indian culture through a variety of hands-on pursuits at imagiNATIONS, the family activity center at the National Museum of the American Indian located on the National Mall just across the street from the Air & Space Museum. Weave a big basket, build an igloo, play in a teepee and models of native dwellings, and much more. See this post for more details about the space.
Friday – It’s opening day for Peter & the Wolf at The Puppet Co. in Glen Echo Park. Be among the first audiences to see the classic tale on stage; shows will take place at 10am and 11:30am. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office.