Monday – Check out the newest art exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man just opened at the downtown museum, and its big, imaginative works originally showcased at the annual festival in Black Rock City are sure to wow viewers of all ages. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free. (FYI: This exhibit is getting a lot of buzz, so be prepared for a crowd — though it may not be so bad on a weekday.)
Tuesday – Explore the magical, diverse world of children’s literature at World Story Time, Washington Revels’ weekly program for children. Journey through books old and new, from different countries and unique cultures; all delightful for kids of any age, but aimed at the 3-7 year-old set. The session runs 10:30-11:30am, and admission is free (but donations welcome). This will take place at Washington Revels Studio Space at 531 Dale Drive in Silver Spring, MD, Tuesdays from April 3 – May 8.
Wednesday – Visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture. On four Wednesdays in April, starting with this one, they are testing walk-up admission, so you don’t need advance passes to get in. Hours are 10am – 5:50pm, and entrance is free. Be sure to read the KFDC Guide to visiting the museum with kids before you go.
Thursday – Take a little time trip back to the 18th century at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The living history farm opens for the season April 4, and visitors are invited to explore and immerse. There is a tobacco barn, farm house, garden, orchard, and animals. You can also interact with a family portraying life as it was back then. Read more about the locale here and here. Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 10am – 4:30pm. Admission is $5/adult, $3/senior & age 3+, free/2 & under.
Friday – Go see the cherry blossoms! The famous flowers are predicted to be at their best by the end of the week, though the bloom has begun, so you can see some flowering trees all week. Head to the Tidal Basin and National Mall for quintessential views, and enjoy touring the memorials while you’re there. You can also go to an off the beaten blossom path place for less crowds. These KFDC tips for families has all the info you need for a peak viewing experience.