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 there’s year-round swimming in Maryland and Virgina, too — 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.)