Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 7-11

See the dinos at Natural History while you can!  It's closing for a 5-year renovation on April 28.

See the dinos at Natural History while you can! It’s closing for a 5-year renovation on April 28.

Monday – With rain in the forecast, head to an old standby, the National Museum of Natural History. Visit the Dinosaur exhibit while you can — on April 28, it’s closing for five years as it undergoes renovations. Of course, the rest of the museum is fantastic to explore, too. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free. With any luck, the weather will clear up by the afternoon, just in time for DC United’s Open Practice at Cardozo High School. That’s right, the public is invited to watch the team train from 3:30-5:30pm, free of charge! Cardozo is located at 1200 Clifton Street NW. UPDATE: The Open Practice has been postponed due to the inclement weather. The new date will be announced at a later time.

Tuesday – Glimpse the past on the Potomac at Fort Washington Park. Kids will love seeing the cannons and other historic sights within the grounds. Grounds are open are 8am – sunset, buildings 9am – 4pm. Admission is $5/vehicle.

Wednesday – Catch a performance of Adventure Theatre’s latest production, The Jungle Book. Showtime is 10:30am. Tickets are $19.

Thursday – Get a dose of nature in an unexpected place at Winkler Botanical Preserve. Located just off 395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria, the park is a nice outdoor surprise in an area full of office complexes and strip malls. Hours are 8:30am – 4pm, and admission is free.

Friday – Celebrate the season at Ticonderoga Farms! Their Spring Easter Festival is currently running, and while the egg hunts and bunny visits only happen on weekends, there is still tons of fun to be had — big slides, playgrounds, a bamboo maze, animals to pet and feed, and the oh-so-awesome jumping pillow. You can get a peek at it all in this post about their Winter Festival. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is $9.95 during the week.

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