Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 23-27

Roaming around the Franciscan Monastery grounds

Roaming around the Franciscan Monastery grounds



Monday – Join National Park Service Rangers to celebrate Women’s History Month with stories and crafts about quilts. The weekly Reading Ranger series is geared toward children under 5 and their caregivers, and sessions include a fun and educational story time as well as a craft activity. Start time is 10:30am, and admission is free. This all takes place at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, located at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW.

Tuesday – Jump the morning away at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, Va. This bouncy nirvana hosts Kid Flight sessions for children 46″ tall & under from 10am – 12pm Monday through Friday for $10/hour. Even better, all week they’ll be hiding Easter eggs throughout the park filled with candy, coupons, and prizes, including one golden egg good for a FREE Kid Flight Birthday Party!

Wednesday – Explore the beautiful grounds and cathedral of the Franciscan Monastery in Brookland. A DC “secret” to many, the “Oasis of Peace” welcomes visitors to stroll through the gardens and tour the church. Hours are 10am – 4:45pm. Admission is free.

Thursday – Discover some of the behemoth creatures that lurk in the world’s rivers at the National Geographic Museum’s brand new exhibit. Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants is opening (March 26 – October 11) and will feature aquariums with live fish, interactive installations, games, and life-size sculptures. Hours are 9am – 6pm. Admission is $11/adult, $7/ages 5-12, free for 4 and under.

Friday – Enjoy a musical morning with the Boogie Babes as they bring kiddie entertainment to the The Atlas at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child, and siblings 6 months and under are free. Stay after for lunch — there are plenty of great options for a bite both right in the market and nearby.


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