Where to Play on the Weekdays: September 24-28

Art outside of the museum on the Mall


Monday – Wow, this weather!  Get out and do something, anything, outdoors. The list of the best places in the DC area to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with the kids will help get you started.

Tuesday – Make a day of it on the Mall. See whimsical art in the National Gallery of Art and Hirshhorn Sculpture Gardens, go for a spin on the Carousel ($3.50/ride), visit the monuments and memorials, and/or hang out in the Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Castle.

Wednesday – How about a hike?  It’s a perfect way to savor a pretty day and the season’s changing colors. This post listing some good walks in the woods is a couple of years old, but the trails are still some of our favorites.

Thursday – Jam out at the Smithsonian as Discovery Theater presents Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips as part of their “Tot Rock: Jammin’ at the Smithsonian” series. As this post goes live, tickets are still available for 11:30am (and there are two shows on Friday, too). Tickets are $8/adults, $6/ages 2 and up, $3/children under 2.

Friday – How about storytime at the largest library in the world? The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress hosts readings every Friday at 10am and 11am. The free sessions are designed for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old), but older children are welcome, too. Each lasts about 25 minutes, with 20 minutes of play afterwards, then clean-up. The Young Readers Center is located in the Jefferson Building (Room LJ G29) at 10 First Street SE.

Hanna Andersson

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One Response to Where to Play on the Weekdays: September 24-28

  1. Debra Clark

    Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much for your work in researching and providing feedback on the areas events. I have a 2 year old son so your weekly and weekend activity suggestions are very helpful. Regarding the Library of Congress storytime on Fridays, I checked the Library of Congress website and was not able to find the storytime listed. Your help in locating this information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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