Where to Play on the Weekdays: September 4-7

The gorgeous gardens at Dumbarton Oaks


Tuesday – Combine story and play time at the National Building Museum. The Book of the Month program is back with readings of Rain School by James Rumford followed by an art activity at 10:30am & 11:30am. Admission is $3, and entry is timed, with guests admitted every hour. Plan to check out Canstruction, structures built from thousands of canned goods by metropolitan Washington D.C. architecture and construction teams, while you’re there.

Wednesday – Explore the beautiful gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. The grounds don’t open to the public until 2pm, but you can play at the nearby Dumbarton Oaks Park or grab a bite to eat on M Street beforehand.  I promise, it’s worth waiting for the afternoon visit. Admission is $8/adults, $5/children ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under.

Thursday – Pop in for open jump time at Pump It Up in Lanham, Md. Children ages 2-8 and accompanying adults are invited to bounce in the giant inflatables from 10-11:30am. Admission is $8/child. If you can’t get there that early, go for Family Jump Time (ages 2-17, $8/child) from 3-6pm or Character Thursdays ($12/child) 5-6:30pm. To find sessions at other area Pump It Up locations, visit the website.

Friday – See the Boogie Babes‘ first Friday show of the season! Mr. Skip will be entertaining the sippy cup set at The Atlas Performing Arts Center at 10:30am. Admission is $5, free for siblings 6 months and under. After the show, plan to grab a bite to eat at one of many eateries on H Street.


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