Where to Play on the Weekdays: November 11-15

PLAY WORK BUILD at the Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD at the Building Museum.


Monday – Observe Veterans Day at one (or more) of several special events taking place to honor those who have served our country. This post has details on them, plus a few other ways to keep the kids entertained on the day off from school.

Tuesday – Spend what’s forecasted to be a foul-weather day at the National Building Museum. The PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit ($8/adult, $5/child) is always a hit! Little ones will also love the Building Zone ($3) or even just romping in the magnificent Great Hall. Hours are 10am – 5pm.

Wednesday – Join the Boogie Babes for a morning of music and more fun at Union Market. Showtime is 10:30am, and admission is $5/child, siblings 6 months and under are free. Plan to go early for coffee and/or stay after for lunch. (Note: There will also be shows on Thursday at Eastern Market and Friday at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, also at 10:30am.)

Thursday – Indulge in an unseasonal activity: Swimming! There are several public indoor pools in DC where you can jump in. And thereโ€™s year-round swimming in Maryland and Virgina, too โ€” follow these county and city links to find an aquatic facility near you: Montgomery County, PG County, Arlington, Alexandria. Be sure to check open swim hours, as they vary from pool to pool.

Friday – Watch the airplanes, kick a soccer ball, have a picnic, or just hang out at Gravelly Point. The park located just off the GW Parkway next to Ronald Reagan Airport is a great place to enjoy a nice day, offering views of the river and airplanes taking off or landing right overhead. (Warning: Some kids find that part exciting, others might be frightened by the loud noise and sight of an airplane coming right at them.)


Filed under All ages, DC, Exhibit, Free, Holidays, Live Entertainment, Maryland, Museums, Music, Ongoing, Outdoor, Park, Virginia, Weekdays

3 Responses to Where to Play on the Weekdays: November 11-15

  1. Corey

    Thanks for this! The National Building Museum’s Play Work Build webpage still says November 18, 2014. I was wondering if you heard from somewhere else that they are closing a year early, or maybe we’re in luck and still have another whole year to enjoy this great exhibit? Thanks again!

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