Where to Play on the Weekdays: June 10-14

Serving up big sandwiches at Tiny's Diner in Port DIscovery

Serving up big sandwiches at Tiny’s Diner in Port Discovery

Monday – See the city from a new vantage point at the Old Post Office Clock Tower. It’s free to visit and go up to the observation deck of the third tallest building in DC. Open daily from 9am – 8pm on Monday – Saturday this time of year (12-6pm on Sunday). Just head to the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania NW and follow the signs once inside.

Tuesday – Venture up to Baltimore for a day full of play at Port Discovery. Along with many levels full of awesome hands-on exhibits, there are a couple of special programs to take advantage of: Tremendous Tots Tuesday presents Drum Jam, a play session with instruments, from 1-3pm and Circle Time, an interactive storytime, at 11:30am. It’s also Thrifty Tuesday when admission is just $8 from 1-4:30pm ($13.95 all other times). Hours at the children’s museum are 10am – 5pm this time of year.

Wednesday – Hike among the woods and wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. Turtles, frogs, and birds are among the wildlife you could see. Stop by the nature center for even more exhibits and animal encounters. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk, and admission is free. You can read more about it among the big list of outdoor recommendations.

Thursday – See a performance of Magpie’s Living Planet at the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md. Little ones can sing and dance along with Magpie, learn some sign language, and discover differences in animals around the world. Showtimes are 9:30am and 11:30am, and tickets are $3/children, $4/adults. For reservations and information, call 301-277-1710.

Friday – Go strawberry picking! The fruits are still ripe and ready for gathering at many area farms — this post has a list of them. And I always recommend calling ahead to confirm the patches are open for pick-your-own that day.

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