Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 5-9

Little aviator simulates take-off at the College Park Aviation Museum

Monday – Explore the history of flight at the College Park Aviation Museum. Guests can view early airplanes up close, dress up like aviators, create flight-inspired art, and more. Hours are 10am – 5pm, admission is $4/adults, $2/children, free for ages 2 and under.

Tuesday –  It’s the National Building Museum’s Book of the Month program. Enjoy a reading of Riki’s Birdhouse along with the NBM’s host of fun offerings for little ones.  Storytimes take place at 10:30am and 11:30am in the Building Zone, and are followed by a related hands-on activity.  Admission to the Building Zone is $3/person.

Wednesday – Chug on down to the B&O Railroad Museum for Toddler Time. On the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 10:30am, children ages 2-5 are invited to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, and take a kiddie train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville.  And there’s tons more to explore at the museum when the session is done. Admission is $16/adults, $10/ages 2-10.

Thursday – Say bonjour at Discovery Theater! Little ones and their adults can get an introduction to French through song and play with Quebec children’s author Annie Groovie. As this post goes live, tickets are available for the 11:30am session.

Friday –  See art that actually welcomes visitors to touch. The Art League’s new exhibit, Play, will include interactive artwork that can be handled, added to, moved around, and more. The exhibit will be on display at The Torpedo Factory (105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria) March 7 through April 2. Hours are Mon – Sat 10am-6pm (open ’til 9pm on Thurs), Sun 12-6pm. Admission is free.


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3 Responses to Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 5-9

  1. Darcy

    the play exhibit looks awesome! thanks for the info!!

  2. Pingback: Minimal Play at The Art League’s New Exhibit | KidFriendly DC

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