Where to Play on the Weekdays: September 5-8

Tudor Place gardens in winter… they’re even lovelier this time of year

Tuesday – Go to Tudor Place for Tudor Tots. The weekly program at the historic estate in Georgetown invites little ones to learn about the world around them through songs, stories, crafts, and movement, all tailored to growing children with a different theme each session. The fun takes place 10-10:45am, and admission is $5/child (accompanying adults free). Stay to explore the lovely gardens while you’re there, and if you’re up for more play, head to nearby Montrose Park.

Wednesday – Discover the history of flight at the College Park Aviation Museum. It’s a great place for young visitors, with eye-popping displays and hands-on fun. They can view early airplanes up close, dress up like aviators, create flight-inspired art, and much more. Keep an eye on the runway right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows — you might see planes take off and land at the College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operating airport in the world! Open daily 10am – 5pm. Admission is $4/adults, $2/children, free for ages 1 and under.

Thursday – Explore the grounds and play in the gardens, particularly the Children’s Garden, at River Farm. The American Horticulture Society’s headquarters overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria are as lovely as they are fun, and the weather should be perfect for an outing there. Hours are 9am – 5pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Friday – Join the Lumbee Nation of North Carolina as they host their first cultural festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. Festivals at the NMAI are always lively with activities for all ages. This one includes storytelling, music, social dances, pine-needle basketry, patchwork quilting, and more. Be sure to stop in the imagiNATIONS family activity center for some play time, too! The Festival begins at 10:30am, and admission is free.

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