Monday – Experience WONDER at the Renwick Gallery while it’s still on view — the much celebrated exhibit closes in a couple of weeks on July 10. Even if you’ve already seen it, a repeat look is just as enchanting. And if it’s your first time, well, you’re in for quite a treat. Hours are 10am- 5:30pm. Admission is free.
Tuesday – See a high-energy dance show in the fresh air at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. SOLE Defined will take the outdoor stage for the first performance of the week, and you can catch other exciting acts every Tuesday – Saturday at 10:30am through August 6. Tickets are $8-12.
Wednesday – Tie dye a t-shirt at A.C. Moore’s special summer program for kids! The arts & crafts store is offering a summer-long schedule of FREE “Make & Take” activities for children ages 4–12, designed to tap their creativity. Sessions will take place every Wednesday from 1-3pm, and there is no cost to join. Find an A.C. Moore location near you.
Thursday – Play the day away at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. You’ve got your pick of activities to enjoy throughout the 6,000+ acres of lovely recreational space. Hike through the woods, rent a canoe, play Frisbee golf, have a picnic, and be sure to let the kiddos romp on the awesome Recycled Tire Playground complete with zip line and giant tire monster to clamber upon.
Friday – Spend the day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival where Basque country and California sounds are in the spotlight. The annual celebration of living cultural heritage is full of hands-on activities, performances, demos, and much more from June 29 – July 4 and July 7-10, 11am – 5pm each day, with special events most evenings at 6:30pm. Find it all on the National Mall from 3rd-4th Streets. Admission is free.
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2 Responses to Where to Play on the Weekdays: June 27 – July 1
My 2 year old great granddaughter will be with us around 7/25-26. She likes things physical, animal (and fish) and musical. She is very small for her age and very bright for her age. What might she consider to be spectaular entertainment duing her visit from Boston? xo
Hi Carol! Here are a few suggestions for her age/interests around the area:
– National Zoo: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/
– Watkins Regional Park: http://wp.me/p2eEbf-4GQ
– “Inside Out” at Imagination Stage: http://imaginationstage.org/shows-a-tickets/earlychildhood
– Building Zone & Play Work Build at the National Building Museum: http://wp.me/p2eEbf-2ci
– Frying Pan Farm Park: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/
– Tiny Tots puppet show then hit the playground at Glen Echo Park: http://thepuppetco.org/tots.html
Hope this helps! Have fun!