Five Things for Today: May 16, 2022

 

1. Did you know that kids ages 12 and up (and you with your tween/teen) are guaranteed entry to Glenstone, the fantastic indoor-outdoor art museum in Potomac, MD?  Along with active-duty military personnel and staff from other museums, students age 12+, can enjoy guaranteed admission for themselves and one guest.   You can also visit without reserved tickets by taking the Ride On Bus that runs from Route 301 to the museum.  Otherwise, you need to book free tickets in advance online, which can be a bit tricky, as they are only released on the first of every month for timed-entry admission for two months following (eg, August visits will be released on June 1 at 10am), and they tend to go quickly.  But it’s worth the patience and effort to get them.  See why in this KFDC post about the museum.

 

2. KID Museum, which for many years provided innovative, hands-on learning experiences for kids at the Davis Library in Bethesda,  is opening a new flagship site at Bethesda Metro Center this Sunday, May 22. The 28,000-square-foot facility will offer the same kinds of experiences that encourage invention, creativity, experimentation, and discovery — but on a larger scale in a bigger space.  Kids ages 4-14 can explore coding, robotics, engineering design, and hands-on maker learning in the new state-of-the-art makerspace. While the Grand Opening celebration this weekend is sold out,  tickets ($15/ages 2+) are available for future dates, and it’s probably a good idea to snag them while you can.  Get more of an idea of what KID Museum is all about in this KFDC post.

 

3.  Find some new reads for your kids with the May/June 2022 Kids Indie Next List.

 

4. A KFDC reader who also happens to be a nearby neighbor recently started Famventure, a newsletter devoted to family travel, near DC and far. The latest edition about finding vacation rentals is filled with useful information.  And you can find links to previous ones here.

 

5. Congratulations, Ukraine! 💙💛 (Watch here)

 

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