Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 12-16

Get ready for spring with some outdoor time at Huntley Meadows

Monday – See the city from a new vantage point at the Old Post Office Clock Tower. It’s free to visit and go up to the observation deck of the third tallest building in DC. It’s located in what is now the Trump International Hotel, but the Clock Tower is operated independently by the National Park Service. Open daily from 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday this time of year (12-6pm on Sunday). Just head to the location at 12th and Pennsylvania NW and follow signs once inside.

Tuesday – Head to the National Museum of the American Indian for story time and hands-on fun and learning. From 11:15 – 11:45am, there will be an interactive reading of “The Goat in the Rug,” a tale about a goat named Geraldine whose wool is woven into a rug by her Navajo friend Nasbah. Plan to stay after to explore the imagiNATIONS activity center full activities for kids. Museum hours are 10am – 5:30pm.

Wednesday – Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore! On 3/14 it’s a celebration of the mathematical constant Pi (3.14) — and the sweet, circular baked dessert. Enjoy all kinds of Pi- and pie-related activities throughout the day along with all of the ongoing fun, engaging exhibits at the children’s museum. The program runs from 10am -2pm, museum hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is 24.95/adult, 18.95/ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under. (KFDC Tip: Membership options are worth checking out if your family will visit ore than once a year.) Read more about the Maryland Science Center in this KFDC post.

Thursday – Enjoy a musical morning with the Boogie Babes as they bring kiddie entertainment to Eastern Market at 10:30am. King Bullfrog is the featured act this week. Admission is $6/child, and siblings 6 months and under are free. Plan on lunch after the show — there are lots of options at the market or nearby for a tasty bite!

Friday – Explore the woods and wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. Look for little creatures as you hike — turtles, frogs, fish, and birds are practically guaranteed wildlife sightings — and take in sweeping vistas of the marshland. Be sure to stop in the Visitors Center, where there are several interactive exhibits about the surrounding environment. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.

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One Response to Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 12-16

  1. mark Meyerson

    Went to Huntley this week and saw a Horned owl too!

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