Monday – Roam the enchanting gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. The grounds don’t open to the public until 2pm, but you can play at nearby Montrose Park or grab a bite to eat on M Street beforehand. I promise, it’s worth waiting for the afternoon visit. And admission is free to both — there’s never an entry fee at Montrose, and Dumbarton waives it from November 1 – mid-March.
Tuesday – Locate secret doors, see outrageously fabulous themed rooms, and browse a trove of secondhand treasures on a tour of The Mansion on O Street. The Dupont Circle landmark is a mansion, museum, restaurant, vintage store, and hotel all in one. And visitors are welcome to explore it all. Open daily 11am – 4pm. Self-guided tours start at $15. Purchase tickets in advance online.
Wednesday – Go from Point A to Point B with Arts on the Horizon at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. This world premiere, nonverbal production that explores different modes of transportation in new and exciting ways is inspired by the America on the Move exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Recommended for ages 2-5, showtimes are 10am and 11:30am, and tickets are $9.
Thursday – 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 (includes accompanying adult).
Friday – Celebrate the reopening of the Renwick Gallery! Enjoy live music, book signings, and building tours throughout the day. Explore the opening exhibition WONDER, complete a scavenger hunt that explores the installations, and take home a souvenir print of the Renwick. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.