Monday – Rise + Rhyme at Busboys and Poets. The weekly series welcomes children 5 and under with their caregivers to enjoy a morning of performances and stories from 9:30-11am. Catch a show at any of three loations: Mr. Jon will be in Brookland, Marsha Goodman Wood in Takoma Park, and Oh! Susannah in Hyattsvill. Admission is $5. Plan on breakfast, too — full service will be available while the little ones are grooving.
Tuesday – Spend the day at the National Building Museum. Little ones can enjoy a free story time with DC Public Library (10:30am) and engage in all kinds of interactive play in the Building Zone. The PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit upstairs is also super fun for kids. You can also hang out in the Great Hall and take in the grandeur of the stunning space. Museum hours are 10am – 5pm. Exhibit admission, including Building Zone, is $10/adult, $7/child, free for members.
Wednesday – Join a Mommy & Me session at Tanger Outlets National Harbor, where kids music fave 123 Andrés will bring the entertainment. Children will enjoy singing and dancing, while moms can relax in the lounge and enjoy exclusive store discounts and prize giveaways! Refreshments will be provided by Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect/Planet Smoothie and Starbucks Coffee. (Make time to do some shopping, too!) The fun starts at 11am, and will take place in the Community Room behind Polo Ralph Lauren. Admission is free.
Thursday – Enjoy the spring day roaming 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. Admission is $10/adult, $5/child to the gardens, but there’s never an entry fee at Montrose.
Friday – Have some fun on the farm at Frying Pan Park. Get a glimpse of 20th-century farm life as you visit animals, take a wagon ride, play on kid-sized tractors and playgrounds, and much more. The locale in Herndon is a guaranteed hit with little ones. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk, the farm is open 9am – 5pm, wagon rides 10am – 4pm. Admission is free, though the wagon rides cost $3.50.