Monday – Roam around the lovely grounds, view wildlife in the ponds, and visit the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Admission is $5/adults, $2.50/ages 7-17 and seniors, free for ages 6 and under. Hours are 10am – 4:30pm.
Tuesday – You’ve got a whole post about ways to observe Veteran’s Day and activities for the day off from school. View it here.
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 Wake Up, Brother Bear at Imagination Stage. Recommended for ages 1-5, children are invited to join the action with a small bag of props that help create magical moments. Showtime is 11:45am. Tickets are $12.
Friday – Discover American Indian culture with all kinds of hands-on pursuits at imagiNATIONS, the family activity center at the National Museum of the American Indian. Weave a big basket, play in a teepee and models of native dwellings, do some arts & crafts, hear bird calls of the wild, read kids books in the library, and much more. Museum hours are 10am – 5:30pm, but imagiNATIONS closes at 5. Admission is free.